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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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The Gypsy Man

The Gypsy Man - Robert Bausch Walking into a room with twenty people, it's likely you're going to gravitate toward certain individuals. Some you'll probably not even notice. And the mere voices of others will nerves feel like a block of Parmesan on a grater. So it is with a book with multiple first-person narrators; especially when it is done well. And Bausch really nails it with this one.Bausch has really gotten into the voices of these characters and created a community that is very convincing. The story starts out a bit dry, but picks up. By the end, it is quite easy to find oneself looking for excuses to ignore life's little inconveniences (i.e. work, school) and keep reading.I had few expectations for this book, and although I didn't fall in love with The Gypsy Man, I enjoyed it. A highly entertaining read.