Only a few short days ago, I posted that I would be away from blogging "until further notice." And I meant it. No, really.
One of the reasons is that I've recently felt that my creative juices were somewhat dried up for the moment. And that hasn't changed.
However, that doesn't keep me from appreciating -- and highly recommending -- someone else's creativity, and passing along the good news to you, fellow babies.
Castles Made of Sand is a book by a young author who has crafted an amazingly authentic-sounding historical fiction novel about the 1960s (starting in 1964), and the years that followed. If you're at all interested in the music of the time, and/or the political movement(s) of that era as well, I strongly suggest you follow this link. (It's offered only on Amazon's Kindle, but there's a way you can order Kindle books for your PC without actually owning a Kindle device.)
Here's the review I posted on Amazon.com:
I was born in 1956, so although I lived throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, I wasn't involved in the so-called counter-culture while it was happening. Neither was the young author of this lengthy, amazing work of historical fiction -- she wasn't even born until years after most of the events discussed herein -- but you'd be hard-pressed to discern that from reading it. Keair Snyder has done an astounding amount of research in order to make both the historical figures and the original characters in this book ring true for the reader. Outside of the typographical errors which I've joked about with the author herself -- errors that invariably result when one proofreads one's own work countless times -- I found nothing negative in the book. Its story, and the way it's told, are compelling enough for me to recommend it highly. Listing all the ways in which this novel impressed me would make this review almost as long as the book itself, so I won't. Suffice it to say that there's a great mix of actual facts and conjectures about what many of the musical and political icons of the era were like when "off-camera." It's entertaining, and all too believable.
Now all you have to do is click on that link and order the more-than-reasonably-priced book! And tell 'em Foxy sent ya!
Thanks for your time.