Sky Blue, by Travis Thrasher
Reviewed by Lori Twichell, Radiant Lit
Publication Date: July 1, 2007
Colin Scott is one of the top literary agents at a firm that represents some of the most well known authors in the world. He’s spent his life working toward this goal and he finally feels that he might be where he needs to be professionally, but it still doesn’t feel quite like he thought it would. If he can do just a little bit more….maybe he’ll finally be there.
His personal life isn’t too sharp right either. He and his wife have been trying to have a baby and as the pressure mounts on their marriage it also starts to add to what he’s feeling at work. Soon he’s beginning to second guess every decision he’s ever made and every decision he needs to make. Things begin to crumble to pieces and everything he thought was solid in his life turns to sandcastles at high tide.
When Colin and his wife finally get away to take a much needed break, he’s certain that it will be the fix for everything that’s been going on in his life. He’s just been handed a huge project potentially worth millions of dollars and this is a chance for him to re-connect with his wife in a way that they haven’t in a long time. With glorious beaches, lots of chances to talk and hope for a fresh start, Colin is ready for everything to change; just not the way that it does. A tragic parasailing accident leaves Colin alone, grieving and even deeper in chaos. Everything snowballs into bad decisions, lost jobs and literally nothing left of what was once his solid and respectable life.
Travis Thrasher writes from the heart. Sometimes it’s from the gut. With piercing truth that slices through rhetoric, he goes for the jugular without remorse and with what seems like very little effort. One of the things I love about his writing is that he makes the real surreal and the most ordinary things absolutely extraordinary.
It’s hard to share more without spoiling this book, but let me say that this book is a gift of a beautiful few hours. It will give you fresh perspective along with fascinating entertainment and adventure. If you haven’t read Thrasher before, give Sky Blue a try. If you’ve read some of his newer releases, go back and give this one a try.
Rated PG-13: There are some more adult situations in here that would be tense for younger readers. I’d recommend this for 16 and up.
Book provided by the author. Thank you Travis!