|02-06-2003, 07:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2003
I just finished an e-book called Halcyon Daze. It's about a woman from Kansas who moves to San Francisco and her and her friend's quarter life crisis. For anybody in their 20's and 30's at that stage going what the hell do I do with my life? This book is for you.
While it isn't profound it is quite funny and although it probably won't solve your problems it will make you laugh (out loud). The characters are wacky and real and the dialogue is hysterical.
Best of all you can download it for free at the author's website
A synopsis is below-
Halcyon Daze is an offbeat, and original comedy detailing the journey of a group of late twenty-somethings, living in San Francisco, trying to find themselves, and make sense of the world that surrounds them.
It begins with Kalani Smith, a half-Chinese half-Caucasian woman from Hiawatha, Kansas who is having a quarter-life crisis. She has just dumped her fiance at the altar, is about to turn thirty, has a dead end job, is bored with life and still hasnít had her first orgasm. So she leaves Hiawatha on a quixotic adventure in search of herself, her burgeoning sexuality, and to understand the meaning of the question that plagues her; what is a perfect life?
Juxtaposed against vignettes of her tumultuous past we follow Kalani as she drives across the country on her way to San Francisco and toward her dream of becoming a writer. Along the way she meets a motley cast of characters including an elderly Native American Medicine Woman, a cross-dressing ER doctor, and a stripper/ psychologist.
Their search eventually leads them to Burning Man, this generationís answer to Woodstock. Where they embark on a surreal adventure in the Nevada desert, and find an experiment in temporary community full of art, drugs, and a new perspective on life.
Last edited by surferboy : 02-07-2003 at 11:12 PM.
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