Swerve, an opportunity to travel back to the time of rock n’ roll, fast cars and a childhood in 1950’s America.
In SWERVE, we return with Jim Lindsay to America in the 1950’s, the era of rock n’ roll, fast cars seemingly eternal youth. Discover what it was like to live that life, with the thrills and consequences captured in this exciting sequel to his unforgettable The Little Bastards.
The story opens with the main character Sonny Mitchell’s parents reading in the news of the antics, (which happened at the end of the last book) their son had been up to and their outcome. At this point I would like to say that although this is a sequel, this book happily stands alone.
Sonny soon discovers that once his notoriety settles down he still has a lot about life to learn. The Little bastards are growing up, yet being typical boys, they cling onto their youth, and through the authors vividly descriptive writing, the reader tumbles through Sonny and his friend’s lives experiencing through them the fun, freedom, and innocence, which young people enjoyed at this time. Their antics are wide and varied, from tracking down the local legend Lucifer, discover girls, larking around, getting into scrapes, and finding out ways of making money so they could do up their precious cars, you name it they are up to it.
However, despite their fun ways and the thrills and spills of the drag racing scene, the boys are growing up. With his friends beginning to get serious and his own hormones rising, Sonny knows there is only one girl for him, but can he overcome her father’s prejudices and prove himself a worthy suitor?
Refreshingly open and entertaining, Swerve really does allow the reader to time travel back to an era which had so much to offer which was new and full of potential. And yet, through Sonny we glimpse underneath the ‘brave new world’ façade and discover the traditional outlook of the older generation at this time, and how totally revolutionary this era really was to them.
A wonderful story, not a biography, yet it could be as the author has put so much of his memories of his childhood into it. Highly recommended.
About the Author:
I was born in Corvallis, Oregon on Feb. 18 1947, and raised on a farm nearby that sustained my parents, brother Bob, and myself. After 8 years of education in a 2 room grade school, I entered and graduated from Albany Union High School. A stint in the Navy Reserve and a year and a half of college was followed by 42 years of farming. I have 2 children, Caralee and Jake, both of Portland, Oregon, and a girlfriend, Kathie. I live on the same farm with my dog Ruby.
I have several hot rods that I drive and an altered roadster that I drag race. I have developed a disease for land speed racing driving a modified roadster I have built.
After two years of writing my novel “The Little Bastards,” I can truthfully say I also have a disease for storytelling. The “Bastards” sequel has now been released..
It is difficult to write a bio without talking a lot about oneself and using a lot of I’s. Pardon me.
Author’s Website: http://jimlindsayauthor.com/index.html
About the Book:
In Swerve! we return with Jim Lindsay to America in the 1950’s, the era of rock ‘n’ roll, fast cars, and seemingly eternal youth. Discover what it was like to live that life, with the thrills and consequences captured in this exciting sequel to his unforgettable The Little Bastards.
–Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review
For starters Sonny has fallen in love with a beautiful girl whose life he has saved, but she’s from the wrong side of town–her father owns the bank and doesn’t cotton to hot rodders in leather jackets. This love story, along with the strong vibes of class distinction, weaves through the book, and it’s just one of the elements that will keep you turning pages to find where it goes.
The extra treat in this sequel is a well-plotted detective mystery that Sonny sniffs out at the lumber mill, and that develops into another action adventure with multiple outcomes to finish off the book. It’s even better than the first one. There’s no question that author Lindsay is a natural
born storyteller. The pace never slackens. This one starts out with a bang and ends with a bang. And what’s between is darn good storytelling.
Swerve: The Little Bastards 2 is available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Swerve-Little-Bastards-Jim-Lindsay/dp/173263...