Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
If they decided to hand out prizes for the individual who bought the most copies of this book, I would win, hands down. For many years, I prodded every single one of my friends, relatives, Romans, and countrymen, to read this, and if they didn’t start reading it that very instant, I managed to foist my copy on them, and of course bought another, and the whole cycle started over. Weisbecker captures something so compelling throughout this book, and being broken down in an end of the road Central American town becomes emblematic for so much else- I can’t say enough about it. I’ve reread it, again. Simply a wonderful book.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Wow. This was one of those books that I invested myself too much in before realizing how bad it was. Due to this, I indeed skipped the middle third of the book to minimize personal suffering. In his memoir of a mid-life crisis road/surf trip to Mexico, author Allan Weisbecker manages to demonstrate to his readers just how arrogant and self-possessed he is, all under the guise of “surfer cool”.