Well, I’ve successfully landed in San Francisco ahead of a large conference for work (it does involve a fruit company). I spent the trip over reading a novel; “The Haters” by Jesse Andrews. I’ll admit, making my way through the first few chapters, I was held back with anticipation for what was to come. There was a lot of lingo used throughout that I thought was perhaps overused to deliver a point. But, that thankfully faded out. As the character Ashley was introduced, the novel started to turn quickly with interest. (Why do female characters always change things?) The novel was easy to follow along with, which is something I admire in a story. The story did something which I value, and that was take me somewhere different. I read, and as I did, I pictured things, places, people. I saw the characters and watched what was going on. I felt the emotion of what they were going through, and definitely found myself laughing (quietly whilst on a plane) to some well written moments within the story. I admire this work, and as with any novel, it is added to my collection. I actually have not read Jesse Andrews first work, but this inclines me to do so. That, is excellent work of a novel.
– Michael Topschij.