Tuesday, 26 January 2010
The golden spur (Powell)
Set in New York, The golden spur, is the story of Jonathan Jamieson who leaves Ohio on a quest to find his father. He believes that the man who he grew up thinking of his father was not actually his real father because he is too boring, and wonders if his mother may have had an affair with a painter or some other man, particularly since he was born only 6.5 months after his parents were married. Along the way he becomes involved in New York life, living in a studio apartment with two girls that he meets at the club, the Golden Spur. Although Jonathan's quest for his father was interesting, tracking down people who is mother once knew, what I liked most about the book was the description of life in New York. The ending was somewhat ambiguous.
Just published the once with this cover, I picked my copy up for £1 in a cheap second hand bookshop near Notting Hill.