My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2017
Genre: New Adult; Humorous
Laden with the grief of losing his childhood best friend to suicide and the weight of the “Real World” approaching fast, Joel Lupo buys a one-way ticket to Paris after graduating from college. With his faithful friends, Riley and Kev, at his side, a carry-on full of whiskey nips, and the promise of drugs, women and the chance to finally speak French (the damn beautiful tongue), Joel heads to Europe to seek adventure, excitement, and new vices. But through the haze of hallucinogens and prostitutes, new friends and new lovers (Joel quite liked to use the word 'lover,' when in Europe), bloody red wine and absinthe, something gnaws at Joel in the pit. It follows him from Paris, across the pulsating cities of the continent. It takes hold of him and eats away at his thoughts, his mood, his friendships. Across the warm waters of the Mediterranean, an awakening foments on the coasts of North Africa: Revolution.
About the Author:
Ben D'Alessio grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and is a graduate of Ursinus College. He's traveled across Europe and lived in London and southern Spain. His first novel, Binge Until Tragedy, was released in May, 2017. He currently lives in New Orleans, LA.
Connect with the Author:
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My Take on the Book:
I really enjoyed this book - if you want an easygoing read; pick this book up. This book blends three cultures - America; France and Algeria. So if you're also into books that go across continents, this will be a book for you to pick up. I ended up giving this book a four star rating. This novel has got some easygoing banter between friends; which is another thing I ended up enjoying. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I definitely hope that this isn't the last novel by this author.