The Summer of Crud
Jonathan LaPoma
[MOBI] Ñ The Summer of Crud | by í Jonathan LaPoma
Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PMBy Jonathan LaPoma

The summer after graduating from college, 22 year old Danny Wolinski takes a cross country US road trip with his friend, Ian Perez, hoping to find the inspiration to reach his songwriting potential, start a band, and avoid student teaching in the fall.Danny is tormented by intense physical and psychological pain and sees music as his only relief, but the he searches fThe summer after graduating from college, 22 year old Danny Wolinski takes a cross country US road trip with his friend, Ian Perez, hoping to find the inspiration to reach his songwriting potential, start a band, and avoid student teaching in the fall.Danny is tormented by intense physical and psychological pain and sees music as his only relief, but the he searches for this inspiration in an America filled with endless parties, heavy drugs, and lost souls, the he questions whether it exists A deeply disturbing and psychological coming of age novel, THE SUMMER OF CRUD explores the complexities of friendships, masculinity, sex, mental illness, and addiction, and shows how the quest to unlock one s creativity can both inspire and destroy a person THE SUMMER OF CRUD is the first book in a loosely linked trilogy with UNDERSTANDING THE ALACR N as book two, and DEVELOPING MINDS AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY as book three.
  • Title: The Summer of Crud
  • Author: Jonathan LaPoma
  • ISBN: 9780998840321
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback

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Liz Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
OK, guys I am sorry for the below review this book had me in knots it still does Basically this book is about a dude, tender age of 22, who has a summer of freedom to escape the start of a teaching job in the autumn and he decided to escape the boring, bland adulting by digging deep and popping out some top chart songs by going on a road trip Sounds good ever young person s dream Trek across a country, in this case, the great US of A, bang out lyrics and tunes, and become rich without having to, [...]
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Atiqah Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
The Summer of Crud is disturbingly deep, hypnotising I suspect this is the sort of writing that is book club worthy I couldn t stop reading it even if I wanted It details the road trip of a 22 year old, soon to be a teacher, on a journey that he hopes of encountering inspiration that will bring out the song stuck within him The word details verb is underrated the lead character s Danny every waking moment in this journey is narrated.The journey exposed a myriad of issues such as drugs, homelessn [...]
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Yuuki Nakashima Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
To be honest, I couldn t be into the story at the beginning However, it eventually turned out that it was an intriguing road trip story Although it doesn t have a strong plot or at least, I felt so every moment was interesting and I did enjoy every single page.The story is about two young guys road trip that music, drugs and parties are involved Their trip was exciting and sometimes chaotic, but I felt it had pathos at the same time and it was the biggest reason why this novel attracted me If it [...]
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Cami Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
I did enjoy reading this book However, I would to point out just a few things about the way I read this book.This book involves a lot of traveling, which I enjoyed very much It is a bit unexpected, which did not bother me while reading The main character was indeed funny, and the trip itself full of exciting moments This book is about a young man that just finished college, and he is questioning certain problems in his life while travelling This is worth reading on a Saturday night when you do n [...]
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La La Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
2.5 on the blog.This book had its moments, but there were too few for the length of the story Many of the scenes were similar, so it seemed repetitive It would have been better pared down to anthology short story length In fact, to me it felt like it was originally a short story, with filler added to puff it up to novella length I liked the very beginning of the story, but it slowly turned into eating cardboard.I was approved for an eARC, via Netgalley, in return for an honest review I will not [...]
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Kathryn Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
DNF at 50% Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review If I could take back the hours this book stole from me I would What the hell was this even about Did it have a plot I mean it had a synopsis but for what This was plotless and I found myself saying why am I even reading this the I got into it To the point where I said ok I have to just give up because this is going absolutely no where.The story follows a young man named Danny as he travel [...]
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Ashlynn Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
4 5 With such pain, every moment is about one thing and one thing only escape Blog Join The ATB Family Blurb The summer after graduating from college, 22 year old Danny Wolinski takes a cross country US road trip with his friend, Ian Perez, hoping to find the inspiration to reach his songwriting potential, start a band, and avoid student teaching in the fall Danny is tormented by intense physical and psychological pain and sees music as his only relief, but the he searches for this inspiration [...]
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Cyan Night Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
This is a thoughtful, well written book, short, sweet and straight to the point There is a substantial amount of profanity and various other adult subjects right from the very first chapter, not for the faint hearted and not for those who like block buster style commercial writing Yet it is easy to read, the extensive dialogue between Danny and Ian, their complex relationship kept me wanting to know I finished the book rather quickly The ending was good simple, real and convincing My main minor [...]
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Yawatta Hosby Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed this book Danny was the main character with Ian being his road trip buddy Tension started from the very beginning when Ian wouldn t let Danny put his stuff in the car The author did a great job with dialogue Their fights seemed so real that I often wondered how in the world can Danny be friends with Ian He s a jerk for no reason My favorite lines 1 We woke up late the next morning to the smell of fireworks and hot dogs and phony p [...]
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Cia Black Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
I pick this book up off of NetGalley read now section, These are the books you don t have to wait to hear back from the publisher on I already have enough I m waiting to hear back on but also wanted to have a read now I browsed and the cover was what jumped out me The total artistic vibe so matches the inner workings of this book As I read the synopsis I was drawn into reading the piece Very rarely do I come across books that solely focus on a male lead, with the exception of books following an [...]
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Audrey Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
This review is based on an ARC of The Summer of Crud which I received courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher Almendro Arts Though The Summer of Crud is short, MAN is it deep This narrative is chock full of harsh observances of human nature and insecurity The main character Danny gives us some excellent internal monologuing throughout the book, filled with his insight of what it s like to be living on the other side of social acceptance Plagued by anxiety, depression, physical ailment, and an ag [...]
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Marjorie Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
I read this book through in one sitting, yet the storyline did not stick with me as much as the experience of reading this book did It was as if the author s words were carrying me along like a strong current until I reached the end, washed up on the shore and not sure of what had just happened This book is definitely weird, but enjoyably so Most enjoyable in my opinion is the protagonist s frankness I found it a daring piece of work but would not be surprised to see it receiving criticism for i [...]
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Lisa Bentley Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
Oh dear.For me, The Summer of Crud by Jonathan LaPoma had so much promise I am looking for a book in the New Adult genre to blow me away and I have yet to find one I had all my fingers and toes crossed that The Summer of Crud would be it That finally I would have found a book to give me that satisfied book feeling.It turns out that The Summer of Crud was not going to be the book to make me feel that way.Jonathan LaPoma is a good writer I am not saying that he isn t but for me something just didn [...]
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Ellie Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
They thought I was dirty They thought I was weak I was stronger than any of them I was holding up the weight of the world Oh, good lord, the ennui This must be what stereotypical grandmothers mean when complain that kids these days have no problems and are depressed about nothing A depressing but fortunately brief road trip story about two 22 year old with the maturity of 14 year olds they see the coolest parts of the country, smoke everyone s weed for free, they re supposedly broke but never se [...]
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Lace Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
The Summer of Crud by Jonathan LaPoma is a literal cross country road trip and a figurative journey to the darker places of the mind Danny, along with his friend Ian is he really a friend though , split gas cost, leaving their hometown and hopefully problems behind in search of something better Chapter by chapter, it becomes apparent Danny has not been mentally well for some years prior to this cross country trip Being subjected 24 7 to the mental abuse and mind games of his equally disturbed ro [...]
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Ayekah Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
DNF 40 %I tried multiple times to get into this story and just couldn t I pulled this off NetGalley read now.The book starts with two young men out of college taking a cross country road trip, both seemingly for very different reasons They make stops along the way, all of which were haphazard and didn t seem to fit into the story in enough detail The two MC s constantly bickered Danny had bathroom issues which I didn t read far enough into the book to see where that stemmed from It reminded me o [...]
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#TheLIAs | Alia & Julia Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
I wasn t a huge fan of this book It was all over the place in what it was trying to convey The characters were unlikable and I don t think anyone could relate to any of them Which is pretty much a requirement for any book that s trying to be a coming of age, or trying to find yourself type of book Most of the dialogue seemed predictable, stereotyped, unnecessary, or a combination of all three I feel like it missed the point it was trying to make, if it had one at all.For a detailed review theli [...]
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Chrisoula Panagoulia Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
Unfortunately The Summer of Crud didn t Live up to my expectations I felt it was boring and dragging on and on However, I do not want to underestimate the author as this is his way of writing I recommend this book though to everyone, especially YA.
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Grady Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
San Francisco was about art LA was about making it big California author Jonathan LaPoma not only writes novels three to date but also screenplays, poetry and songs He earned his BA in history and a secondary education credential from the State University of New York at Geneseo, gathered ideas or seeds for future novels from his travels both the US and Mexico, began writing and winning awards for his works, and now teaches secondary school in San Diego The handsome young artist explores themes o [...]
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C.J. Stark ☮️ Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
1.2783 stars.You can read my in depth review of this on my blog where I swear a lot about how much it irritated me Random Melon Reads I woke at 6 30am as was the usual for me I turned to my bedside table and grabbed a fresh bottle of water I drank the lot in one go Nothing irritates me than that morning dehydration I dragged my lifeless body into my en suite bathroom Shit, pissed and showered I brushed my teeth and stared at my lifeless dead eyes in the mirror Sometimes I will look into the mi [...]
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DawningMoon Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
I feel as though the plot was just nonexistent, but all else was interesting.And the main character was going through an interesting time in his life But it just didn t draw any attention at all for me.The writing is very well tuned to showing the voice of the main character I really could connect with him and understand him But I just didn t have much caring for the story as it seemed largely plotless.The plot just felt all over the place and I really didn t care or know what was happening It j [...]
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Helena Aug 14, 2020 - 19:52 PM
Full review semtudo 2018 01 22 the summDanny is the main character of the story and lives this adventure with his strange friend called Ian I liked the honesty of Danny and the struggle he endures He was constantly thinking that he was never enough The descriptions of this events were done in an amazing way because Danny never explained to us the reader why he had those feelings He speaks about the subject like that was an integrated part of himself, part of his personality.To be honest, I hated [...]
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The Summer of Crud By Jonathan LaPoma The summer after graduating from college, 22 year old Danny Wolinski takes a cross country US road trip with his friend, Ian Perez, hoping to find the inspiration to reach his songwriting potential, start a band, and avoid student teaching in the fall.Danny is tormented by intense physical and psychological pain and sees music as his only relief, but the he searches fThe summer after graduating from college, 22 year old Danny Wolinski takes a cross country US road trip with his friend, Ian Perez, hoping to find the inspiration to reach his songwriting potential, start a band, and avoid student teaching in the fall.Danny is tormented by intense physical and psychological pain and sees music as his only relief, but the he searches for this inspiration in an America filled with endless parties, heavy drugs, and lost souls, the he questions whether it exists A deeply disturbing and psychological coming of age novel, THE SUMMER OF CRUD explores the complexities of friendships, masculinity, sex, mental illness, and addiction, and shows how the quest to unlock one s creativity can both inspire and destroy a person THE SUMMER OF CRUD is the first book in a loosely linked trilogy with UNDERSTANDING THE ALACR N as book two, and DEVELOPING MINDS AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY as book three.

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