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Knottspeed This was a real FAST PACED Requiem for a dream Spun Type Just alcohol shenanigans with a old drunkard and Indian Named Fence post Fun read Enigmatic, charming, and brutally resourceful, Knottspeed is a man on a mission He also happens to be dead, but the rumors of his demise have been slightly exaggerated by the man himself as the key to his planA problem solver, a finder of lost people and rare things, and an accomplished criminal, Knottspeed is experiencing Big Love for the first time in his life, and his elaborately orchestrated plot to reunite with his beloved will profoundly affect everyone he meets, including a rudderless, alcoholic piano player a wealthy, dispassionate doctor and an amiable but desperate cab driver From the bars and graveyards of Portland, Oregon to the taco stands and charity hospitals of East Los Angeles, Knottspeed is the uncompromisingly offbeat story about the momentum of love What happens when crazy meets insane You get Knottspeed In the beginning, we are introduced to FB, the alcoholic piano player living in the basement on the day Knottspeed moves in FB doesn t have much going for him and he s a little pathetic, but when Knottspeed offers to pay him for a little help, he finds himself withto deal with than any one person needs This is pretty much Knottspeeds M O Anytime he needs something, he finds the nearest person and recruits them into his service What happens when crazy meets insane You get Knottspeed In the beginning, we are introduced to FB, the alcoholic piano player living in the basement on the day Knottspeed moves in FB doesn t have much going for him and he s a little pathetic, but when Knottspeed offers to pay him for a little help, he finds himself withto deal with than any one person needs This is pretty much Knottspeeds M O Anytime he needs something, he finds the nearest person and recruits them into his service Much of the time, Knottspeed s choices seem random and even pointless, but there s always a reason why he chose the person he did for each event In the end, he gives back to each of his recruits by helping them with things they ve been struggling with themselves I was highly amused throughout part one because watching Knottspeed and FB work their way through the day, finding food, excitement, and clothing is a bit like watching slapstick comedy Anything that can go wrong, does Not that any of that stops them from achieving their goals eventually However, when part two started, the switch in narrators left me confused and a little lost That said, when the author brings the two narrators FB and Dr Resner together, it all falls into place rather quickly This is also about where I finally discovered where the love story part of the novel came into play Despite my confusion regarding a large part of the plot, I found Knottspeed to be highly enjoyable and engaging The novel is stuffed full of unique, interesting, and sometimes unstable characters The kind of people that you only hope to find in fiction Because if you ran into any of these guys in real life, you d be in trouble It was fascinating watching the friendship between FB and Knottspeed develop in its own uncommon way I also loved the way the plot finally came together, becoming clear in a flash of light for me If you enjoy unconventional stories with evenbizarre characters, then Knottspeed A Love Story is an excellent choice DISCLAIMER I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review Fast paced story You won t want to put it down. The story is presented in a way that entices you to constantly say wtf is happening This is amazingly different An Enigmatic Man with a MissionThe alcoholic piano player living in the basement hears Knottspeed move in He goes upstairs and is shocked by the Knottspeed s condition He s badly smashed up, lying on a ratty couch under a single blanket Knottspeed may be down, but he wants to do things He co opts the piano player into becoming his companion and off they go to find food, entertainment and clothes The whole trip, particularly the scene in the clothing store is reminiscent of the Keystone Kops An Enigmatic Man with a MissionThe alcoholic piano player living in the basement hears Knottspeed move in He goes upstairs and is shocked by the Knottspeed s condition He s badly smashed up, lying on a ratty couch under a single blanket Knottspeed may be down, but he wants to do things He co opts the piano player into becoming his companion and off they go to find food, entertainment and clothes The whole trip, particularly the scene in the clothing store is reminiscent of the Keystone Kops This is the pattern for the novel Knottspeed co opts people into helping him achieve his objectives, but he helps them also He s a very unique character This is definitely a character driven novel It s filled with unusual people who interact in unusual ways The characters are interesting, but I found the plot difficult to follow Knottspeed has a mission, but it s not easy to figure it out until the very end He changes situations and people His plans may be hard to follow, but people become involved with him, and it changes their lives for the better If you enjoy character driven novels, this is an interesting one It s not the type of book I usually enjoy so I can t recommend it However, it has a particular charm because the story is off beat I received this book from Turner Publishing for this review


About the Author: Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest He s the author of the critically acclaimed Tattoo Machine, Spiegel Grau 2007, as well as Everything Under The Moon, Knottspeed, A Love Story, the Darby Holland Crime Trilogy Lucky Supreme, A Novel of Many Crimes, A Long Crazy Burn, and The Animals After Midnight The novel Deadbomb Bingo Ray has been optioned for television and is being developed into a series Visit Jeff s website at GREATPINKSKELETON.com and his blog at WillFightEvil4Food wordpress


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