Final Spin is the story of two best friends, Johnny and Goat, who decide to rob their employer. Johnny wants to use his share of the money to purchase the laundry mat his “peculiar” brother works at. You see Arty loves laundry like others love their pets—or even children.
I can guarantee that you will love Final Spin—or hate it. The prose is off kilter. It reads like a middle school novel with some stage directions thrown in. I spent a lot of time trying to determine the reason. Do both Arty and Johnny have “peculiarities” that the third-person narrator is trying to emulate? Is the author enamored of James Joyce or perhaps Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.? Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. You just have to get used to it.
If you are looking for a completely different type of slice-of-life fiction, this book will definitely meet that need. 4 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.