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The Grand Tour: A Novel - Adam O'Fallon Price


Wow, this was, hopefully, the biggest disaster ever of a book tour. Alcoholic, Richard Lazar, is going out on a book tour. Yes, that's the first recipe item for this disaster. Then on his first stop, his one (and only) fan, Vance, wants to come along and be his driver. Richard's on top of the world as he realizes that he can now drink on the whole tour, second ingredient. Along the way, they pick up his depressed, drugged out daughter that he abandoned, third ingredient.

What happens on this tour was fun, entertaining and thoroughly depressing. There is also excerpts from "the book" that he is on tour promoting. "His memoir" has a big secret at the end and it's all downhill from there.

While, I don't know why, I wasn't expecting this much of a depressing story, it was well written and definitely kept me interested. There were a few pages I skipped that dealt with background and scenery. For the most part, however, I enjoyed it. The depressing part was these characters dealing with their really messed up lives. This is certainly no happily ever after, but I would recommend it if your into truism and human emotions.

Thanks Doubleday Books and Net Galley for my free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.