KAYE TROUT'S BOOK REVIEWS 1

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

SEARCHING FOR STEELY DAN by Rick Goeld

www.searchingforsteelydan.com
Genre: Fiction
Rating: Good
ISBN: 1411676823, $14.95, 212 pp.


Eric (Rick) Goeld is a good writer, and the book is well-edited. It certainly will appeal to Steely Dan fans. The story?. . . and I quote from the back cover:

"Eddie Zittner is a 29-year-old New Yorker who is obsessed with Steely Dan. And his life is going nowhere. He’s an aspiring writer who has stopped writing. He’s bouncing from one dead-end job to another. His marriage is on the rocks.

"February 29, 2000: When Eddie goes to purchase a copy of The Dan’s new CD, Two Against Nature, he finds that the clerk at the music store has failed to hold a copy for him. He goes home and vents a little anger at his wife, who vents right back and throws him out of their apartment.

"Eddie takes to the sidewalks of Manhattan, looking for solutions, looking for inspiration, looking for The Dan, and ultimately finding . . . well . . . read the book!"

The book has a catchy name and a dynamic cover, but something just didn’t grab me. Of course, I’m not a New Yorker, Woody Allen or Steely Dan fan–and what does that tell you? So, taking all that into consideration, you’ll just have to make up your own mind.

Rick Goeld is semi-retired from the high-tech electronics industry, and I think you’ll see this influence in his writing style.

Reviewed by Kaye Trout - September 12, 2006

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