The second time I am reading this outstanding novel by my main man Kevin McPartland Kevin tells a great story about Brooklyn in the 1960’s.
I highly recommend you order it…Brownstone Dreams.
Back in September of 2013, Kevin McPartland sent me his new novel.
I got through the first few chapters, then I put it down. Not that it was bad or anything, it’s just at times I’m a bit crazy when it comes to reading.
I take on many books at one time. I know, that’s a bad habit. I have trouble finishing. Always moving on to something else.
The other night in my basement while going through my book collection which is well over 200 books (Miss Monzillo would be proud of me) I pulled “Brownstone Dreams” and started it over.
Can’t put it down. Won’t put it down until I finish! I promise…
Great job Kevin, by the way, love Chapter 4, Prospect Park. I too had a similar experience.
I highly recommend getting K-Mac’s book – you’ll love it.
Thanks to Carl and Pat for telling me about Kevin R. McPartland, a writer from down on fifth avenue.
Kevin and I hooked up and he was kind enough to send me a copy of his novel, “Brownstone Dreams.” I’m telling you right now, go and order it ASAP.
It took me four nights to finish Brownstone Dreams and no, Evelyn Wood didn’t teach me how to be a speed reader. This masterful job by Kevin was hard to put down; it’s a must-read!
Brownstone Dreams, set in Park Slope of the early 1960s, tells the story of Bobby Dutton, a decent 17-year-old boy who gets himself deeper and deeper into trouble after he steals the gun of Vincent Casseo, a violent criminal from the neighborhood. Later, Bobby finds Vincent’s brother bleeding from a stab wound and gets him to a hospital, saving his life and ensuring the friendship of Bobby and Vincent. His new friendship with the Casseos alienates Bobby from his girlfriend, Cathy, and from his old friends at the schoolyard. When Vincent kills a man at a bar who owed his father money, Bobby and Vincent go into hiding in Lower Manhattan, with Cathy, some Brooklyn hitmen, and the cops all looking for the two boys…