Thursday, December 17, 2020
Bug. One of my favorite protagonists among the many books I’ve read in 202o is Beauregard “Bug” Montage in S.A. Cosby’s novel titled, Blacktop Wasteland. Bug is a talented auto mechanic, and he knows how to drive cars fast. Abandoned by his criminal father, Bug strayed for a while when he served as a wheelman in crimes. He now owns his own business and has a loving wife and children. Financial constraints lead to temptation, and the novel explores the tension with Bug as he’s caught between the man he wants to be, and the identity he feels with his missing father who chose crime over family many years before. Cosby draws Bug as a complex character and readers will feel the tension as Bug tries to become the man he was born to be. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Blacktop Wasteland from amazon.com.