Private Beach by David Jerome Hahn

imageThis was…a bit odd.

Overall it was an interesting story. But it was almost more interesting as a slice of life – the whole supernatural element seemed like it was shoehorned in. I got caught up in the story of these people’s lives, but the chapters seemed a bit disconnected.

Listening to the Elastica album Elastica was a good choice – but again, for following these people’s lives.

Of course, it didn’t help that it put me off at the beginning by using “gay” as a pejorative. And using a bus of kids with disabilities for laughs. I didn’t know if this was just a sign of the times, or if it had a point.

Recommended, maybe, if you like weird, and maybe if you like following people’s lives.

Thanks to NetGalley and Dover Publications for a copy in return for an honest review.


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