Lean On Pete
There is always that dream of escape, but there is no place to escape to, you just run into yourself.
A good book, adapted into a good film. The author has often been likened to John Steinbeck, which in terms of his themes is not inaccurate, but Steinbeck was a lot more lyrical in his prose. Vlautin just tells it in some of the sparest prose I’ve ever seen. I’ve not enjoyed all his books but this one had a Kes factor that I could not help but respond to. This mock-up cover uses drawing from about ten years ago, one I’d completely forgotten about. We all need a Pete to lean on.