The Dream Rule: A Novel
After graduating high school in 1973, three best friends, Mark, Benji and Kenny, take a cross-country road trip by bus in search of adventure before college. What they discover is a world far different and more complex then their suburban upbringing has prepared them for and that traveling together doesn’t mean they are on the same journey. The narrator, Mark, tall, lanky, inexperienced, and younger looking than his 19 years is a keen and articulate observer of life who longs to be more of a participant. his sense of history, current events, music, and baseball combine to make The Dream Rule an inspirational work of lasting importance.
“Nostalgic and yet somehow timely, reliving the headlines, music and even sports of the day reminds us how universally timeless certain life events are. Getting the first-person perspective of the narrator, Mark, reminds us that growth and enlightenment can be a painful but rewarding process. If only we take a chance, we can get through it stronger and wiser. This is a beautifully written study of the human condition in the form of a very readable adventure.” – Amazon Reader Review
“Mark shares his warmth, humor and raw honesty with the world and I loved him more with every page. Take this book to the beach, the bus or the plane this summer.” – Amazon Reader Review
“I really enjoyed this book! I couldn’t put it down. It reminded me in moments of The Goldfinch, Stand By Me, and Motherless Brooklyn, as parental bonds are strained, friendships are tested, and romance and independence are discovered. I put it down and felt like I’d been on a road trip myself. Enjoyably nostalgic.” – Amazon Reader Review