Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Review: The Loose Meat Sandwich King of Hamtramck
The Loose Meat Sandwich King of Hamtramck by Tony Kordyban
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Loose Meat Sandwich King of Hamtramck by Tony Kordyban is a journey through the narrator's past and how that past led him and his school buddies to where they are in the present moment. Terry Starko comes back to Detroit for a job interview, but his life is in a mess. He has left his wife, he's broke and steady work is hard to come by. When he returns to Detroit, however, he realizes that a classmate of his had died. What Terry finds out in the aftermath of this is crazy, confusing and even a little disturbing to him.
This book is a funny but heartwarming look back into a person's life. The book provides plenty of back story to really get a feel for all the characters, how they connected and how they eventually drifted apart. There are plenty of instances that any reader who remembers their school years can relate to, which makes it an entertaining read.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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