Friday, October 12, 2018
The Man Who Came Uptown
The Man Who Came Uptown. New readers could start here and get hooked by a fast-paced plot, well-developed complex characters, and the author’s deep understanding of human behavior. Protagonist Michael Hudson gets hooked on reading while in prison, thanks to the attention of the librarian, Anna. Michael gets sprung from prison abruptly, because of the efforts of a private detective who now wants Michael to repay this debt. Michael is caught between trying to make something of his life versus repaying his debt to the private eye through crime. The novel explores the transformative power of reading and how an individual can choose to pursue a new way of living. As always, the DC setting is described in detail and the changes in Michael are in parallel to the changes in neighborhoods. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Man Who Came Uptown from amazon.com.