Rating: 4/5 Bookworms
Short and Sweet Summary: When someone from Alphonse’s past threatens the ones he loves he’ll do anything to stop them before it’s too late.
Genre: Fiction – Coming of Age
Downtown St. Joseph could’ve been any small midwestern town in the late fifties. Perhaps three blocks long, at best four, Main Street had in its stores nearly everything the good folks needed in their day-to-day.
ALPHONSE was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It was definitely what I would call a slow burn; there was lots of descriptive paragraphs for the reader to be able to visualize exactly what the character was seeing and experiencing. Although the author, Carl Sever, was very descriptive when it came to the scenery he was ambiguous when it came to describing the horrors that took place in the summer of 1959. For a while I wasn’t sure what was going on other than something was very wrong with Francis, one of the main characters.