Word on the street ...
"Steven McGowan, Riding High's so-called hero, is working on his Doctorate in chaos. At turns moving and funny, this is a novel to savor for its wise insights about failed connections, ruptured relationships, and eventual redemption."
"...character-driven, charming, and cinematic."
"...poignant, and packed with wit, humor, and wisdom."
"Suffused with the rhythms of an original everyday life, and born along on self-mocking humor, Riding High captures the anguish of self-limiting illusions, the unquenchable hope that love will recall us from exile, and the sustaining truth that none of us, so long as we live with courage, lies beyond recovery."
"...vaudevillian shenanigans, drug culture politics, and Southern family values crash head-on, melding a shotgun wedding of love, black humor, tears, and forgiveness."
“If you want to gain insight into how the Vietnam war, capitalism, racism and sexism affect relationships in America; and have a hell of a good time with new fictional friends, then you'll want to read Riding High as soon as possible.”
"...a road from childhood hell paved with hilarious invention."
Book reviews ...
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"In Riding High, Oglesby juxtaposes whacked-out hilarity with poignancy, and slacker wit with penetrating insight..." Carl Fisher, Heads magazine, Feb '04
"In Riding High, Oglesby gives us a continuation of the life of
a contemporary Holden Caufield, now pushing fifty and
still plagued with a tangential life of illusions and
disillusions, all in an engrossing literary style
for a 21st Century reader. You'll laugh, you'll cry,
you'll have a good time."
Readers reviews ...
Vicki, art teacher, February 10, 2004,
T Carey, film industry, Los Angeles, February 9, 2004,
david sheskin, A reviewer, February 4, 2004,
bob murphy, A reviewer, January 6, 2004,
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