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  • By Stephen Mead
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Holy Toledo, My Novel Received 5 Stars" A Psychological Drama, December 16, 2008 By Amos Lassen (Little Rock, Arkansas) - See all my reviews Mead, Stephen. "Hang Onto Your Teeth", Lulu Books, 2007. A Psychological Drama Amos Lassen I love reading new authors and finding books that are jewels in their own sense. There are so many good authors that do not have regular publishing houses and many times their books fall by the wayside. Every once in a while I come across a book that makes me sit up and take notice and Stephen Mead's "Hang Onto Your Teeth" is one of them. It's a psychological drama that held me spellbound from cover to cover. William Bradstreet is an author but he has writer's block and creativity has stopped but there is a reason for this. His son, Colin, who was gay, was murdered and William has a very hard time... More > with that. It is through William that the story is told and as we get to know him, we watch the story unfold. The book opens five years after the death of Colin and William feels he is finally coming to terms with the loss of his son. He begins to look back at the life that his son led and, at the same time, he looks at what caused Colin's murder. William knows that theoretically he should have no problem returning to write; it really only necessitates taking up a pen, sitting down and writing. However, in actuality it is not so easy. He has to face the way he felt about his son's sexuality and get past his feelings. The plot of the book is his struggle which in effect is twofold; he battles within himself for his lack of sensitivity for his son and he battles with Colin's ghost as he remembers his own prejudices. As the plot progresses, we enter William's mind more deeply and the tension this creates has the reader turning pages quickly. When we reach the climax, our emotions are almost drained and what we learn will stay with us for a very long time.< Less
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3rd Edition Writer's Journal Formatting
Stephen Mead
September 14, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.3 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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