Molly's Reviews

River LetheThe River Lethe
Perry A Pirsch
Sensory Publishing

Highly recommended.

Drew O'Donnell, 23 years old and still lives at home. He has just completed his college work at the University of Nebraska, has a sweetheart of a girlfriend, Kristen, and a compadre in his old bud Matt. Still, he realizes that is not satisfied with his life. The Nebraska native has always felt a pull from the sea and after doing a bit of soul searching decides to just pitch it all and take himself out to California. Where in the state he thinks he wants to be Drew isn't sure, as long as it is near the sea that is good enough for him. He departs his plane at the John Wayne Airport and sets out to begin a new life in Huntington Beach. Drew finds a job, makes some friends, and discovers answers to many of his questions regarding life even as he ascertains there are more questions to be asked.

Delightful chronicle with respect to a young man and his struggle for knowing himself… a pilgrimage we each have made at some time in our lives. Writer Pirsch has constructed a stimulating narrative written in the first person. He ingeniously introduces anecdotes concerning Drew's childhood into the recounting dealing with Drew's current day conduct.

This engaging tale of a young man's coming of age is peopled with entertaining characters, the childhood anecdotes brought more than one chuckle from this reviewer. Writer Pirsch has a good handle on less is more when it comes to proffering jocularity in his description of Drew's growing appreciation for what is really significant for gaining happiness.

Great little book, highly recommended.




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