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Real Service uIrst half of Heading Out to Wonderful But I was so saddened by thenease of the 5 year ol I am perplexed as to why this book doesn t have a higher rating The writing the story and the characters are spot on Highly recommend I m certain I noticed this book first due to the author Robert Goolrick I had read Reliable Wife and wanted to see what Goolrick would do this time out Also I immediately fell in love with the title Heading Out to Wonderful The imagery of this drew me right in Add the ote from the fly leaf Let me tell you something son When you re young and you head out to wonderful everything is fresh and bright as "A Brand New Penny "brand new penny before you get to wonderful you re going to have to pass through all right And when you get to all right stop and take a good long when you get to all right stop and take a good long because that may all right stop and take a good long because that may as far as you re ever going to go and I knew I had to read it as soon as it hit our shelvesThere were parts of Heading Out to Wonderful that reminded me of Sharyn McCrumb s Ballad series and yet different It s that old time America in the hills of Virginia setting that promises peace and simplicity The story takes place in post World War II 1948 to be exact The town Brownsburg Virginia a place Goolrick describes as the kind of town that existed right after the war where the terrible American wanting hadn t touched yet where most people lived a simple life without yearning for things they couldn t have etcCharlie Beale wanders into town out of nowhere in his truck 2 suitcases on the seat one well worn with his clothes and steel butcher knives and the other made out of tin filled with money You re not ite certain where he came from but he tells the reader he s back from war and his daddy s dead All you know is he wants some land and a place to work and not much else He soon finds a tract of land outside the town by the river and a job with the only shop that sells meat and becomes part of the lives of the owner Will his wife Alma and their young son Sam Sam calls Charlie Beebo and it sticks All this sounds so innocent and yet somehow I knew before the story was done that it was not going to end well You can see the beauty of it and yet you know it can t last I won t tell you much than that Heading Out to Wonderful is a story filled to the brim with obsession power and passion It is sensuously erotic in the way that only Goolrick can write it Throughout Goolrick serenades Amagami Precious diary, us with mountain songs and this book begs a play list I can hear Eva Cassidy singing The Water is Wide maybe not the version the author intended but one of my favorites I found myself searching out Bluegrass man Mac Wiseman I don t think his song More Pretty Girls than One wasoted and I bet Charlie Beale wouldn t have heeded it anyway There were a couple of things I couldn t figure out and at first these annoyed me but then I thought the few JAPAN 1/1M3. uestions remaining for me might have been left so on purpose They are talking points and like Reliable Wife Heading Out to Wonderful should make a great book discussion This is one of the silliest books I have ever read There is just so much wrong with it that it s hard to know where to start is it the plot the dialogue the narrative or the characters Why would a man bring a 6 year old boy along on his trysts with his married lover and swear the child to secrecy He didn t need to babysit He didn t need the company And why did the child s parents let him continue to accompany the man long after they suspected and then knew where he was going And why please tell me when the childnderwent a personality change and began acting out horribly did the parents not suspect that the burden of secrecy was a factor And why would both man and boy take out their frustrations on the beloved dog Why would a woman no matter how stupid continue to live with a man who beat her brutally when she knew she was actually richer than he was once she owned half the property in the county And why would her lover continue to see her knowing that it lead her husband to keep beating her Why couldn t she give her family the new house her lover had built for her or any one of the other 4000 acres of property Why was the hearsay testimony admitted into evidence at the rape trial And the 64000 Secangkir Kopi Panas di Pilot Cafe uestion after he gave her all the deeds to the property he had purchased AND specifically recorded the deeds in her name at the courthouse WHY are we supposed to believe that the child became the rightful legal owner of all that property simply by the handing over the deeds after the murder The propertynfortunately would have gone to her creepy fat The Trial of Lizzie Borden ugly brutal husband who already owned half the county This book was a Goodreads recommendation and since I had so enjoyed A Reliable Wife I expected a winner My mistake. Oney A lot of money Heading Out to Wonderful is a haunting heart stopping novel of love gone terribly wrong in a place where oncepon a time such things could happen. I hardly know where to begin I just finished this book and I feel as though I haven t resurfaced as though my eyes are fogged and my mind is still not my own I haven t been this swept away by a novel in a long time Goolrick s prose is stunning and spellbinding and the story he weaves is brilliant devastating very real and very human I wish I knew how to describe his weaving together

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landscape small town life movies and baseball to create a setting that is as much a character as Charlie Sylvan or Sam I can say that the effect is magical The human characters are wonderful as well rich complex and tterly believable Except for the bad guy these are people I either already knew or "found myself wanting to know the ones I didn t simply "myself wanting to know the ones I didn t simply I liked a whole lot I am so very glad I treated myself to this book you will be too I admit p front that I was not a fan of Robert Goolrick s previous novel The Reliable Wife so I was a little reluctant to pick Myself Among Others up his new one called Heading Out to Wonderful Luckily I had a little prompting from Craig Popelars at Algonuin who told me that he thought I d love it Assual he was right Damn his eyesIf you read enough books or watch enough movies after a while you develop certain expectations built into certain plot points Thus in chapter one when a mysterious drifter rolls into a small Southern town with nothing but his truck and two suitcases and when those two suitcases are filled with nothing but cash and a set of the sharpest butcher knives anyone has ever seen you know that by the last chapter there s no way that everything can end well Just a fact of fictional life That s essentially what happens in Goolrick s book but he does stand certain of the reader s expectations on their heads and that s what makes for an intense but heartfelt read You know something bad is going to happen but it s not precisely clear at first just what path the badness is going to take will somebody end p butchered barbecued a la Fried Green Tomatoes Will the evil spring from the handsome stranger or will it be exacted pon him by the small xenophobic town Is the handsome stranger s intense relationship with the young boy insidious than it appears on the surface or is it completely innocentAdd in a curious five year old narrator a small town full of busybodies a racial divide old time religion a near death resuscitation and a man who s so rich and so mean he has to buy himself a pretty young mountain girl for a wife and you ve got the makings of a pretty great story The opening paragraphs are some of the best meditations on memory that I have ever read The book is narrated by Sam who is an old man looking back on what happened when the drifter came to town and his family took him in The thing is all memory is fiction You have to remember that Of course there are things that actually certifiably happened things where you can pinpoint the day the hour and the minute When you think about it though those things mostly seem to happen to other people This story actually happened and it happened pretty much the way I m going to tell it to you It s a true story as much as six decades of remembering and telling can allow it to be true Time changes things and you don t always get everything right You remember a little thing clear as a bellwhile other things big things even come completely disconnected and no longer have any shape or sound The little things seem real than some of the big thingsI m not young any so sometimes I can t tell what things are the things I remember and what things are just things that other people told me They tell me things I did and a lot of them I don t remember but most people around here aren t liars so I just go on and believe them How to Be an Even Better Listener until it seems that I actually do remember the things they sayThis is not exactly a Southern gothic tale but it has elements of that But mostly it s the story of mountain people after the war who are on the cusp of modernity and who know theiriet charmed way of life won t last forever It s the story of otherwise good people who choose to let evil into their hearts and the blinding love of a small boy for a man he calls Beebo who instinctively knows something about protection but is too innocent to The Robot Lovers understand what happens around him I highly recommend it An odd book a very odd book I m rather at a loss as to what to say about it Heading Out to Wonderful has an intriguing start Goolrick isite good at foreshadowing and you want to read on to find out what on earth happened to this narrator The problem is that it takes soooooo long to get answers The story Ancient Magick Conjuration of Power unfolds slowly and the writing is at times beautiful Often it s just plain odd This progression isn t too bad at first but itltimately turns out. It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome charismatic stranger Charlie Beale recently back from the war in Europe shows p in the town of Brownsburg a sleepy village Heading Out to Wonderful

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To be a lllooonnnggg slog The story is narrated by an old man Sam who is looking back to when he was five years old A mysterious man Charlie Beale appears one day in his little town The people aren t too "welcoming to strangers but Charlie wins them over with his charm and generosity especially Sam Charlie takes "to strangers but Charlie wins them over with his charm and generosity especially Sam Charlie takes places and shows him things and Sam worships him Then one day beautiful Sylvan shows p in Sam s father s butcher shop worships him Then one day beautiful Sylvan shows Real Love up in Sam s father s butcher shop Charlie works Charlie immediately becomes obsessed with her We will hear over and over again how much Charlie loves Sylvan It will be beaten into our brains that Charlie loves Sylvan We will be begging for Goolrick to stop tellings how much Charlie loves Sylvan And you will wonder why oh why Charlie loves this vacuous woman Not surprisingly the story turns very dark Charlie begins to take Sam places where no five year old should be and shows him things no five year old should see And amazingly Sam s overprotective parents let him go with Charlie even when the warning bells start shrieking These dangerous missions as you can probably guess involve Sylvan And then they involve her powerful jealous husband Now we begin to see just what mysterious Charlie really is a selfish bastard who for reasons that are not explained and that I cannot begin to The Rhetoric of Reaction understand ALWAYS involves five year old Sam in his perilous tawdry trysts The story then descends from darkness to madness The ending is so odd and over the top I couldn t believe it I think Goolrick tries to convinces that Charlie and Sylvan are golden mythic lovers who have forever changed the lives of the people they encountered That s true but they did not change the lives of people in a good way In fact they damaged Sam for life I couldn t think of a awful and deserved ending for these self centered lovers I gave Heading Out to Wonderful two stars for originality but what I really mean is oddity Heading out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick was a book I purchased for my kindle by mistake and thought what the heck will give it a go as the process of retuning it just seemed like too much bother I was pleasantly surprised after reading the first chapter of this novel as the prose the characters and the plot had me totally hookedThe novel is set in the small town of Brownsburg a iet and sleepy town in the valley of Virginia In the summer of 1948 a stranger arrives in town by the name of Charlie Beale who recently returned back from war in Europe Charlie s few possessions include two suitcases containing a set of butcher knives and case full of cash Charlie keeps himself to himself and gets a job at the local butchers and it is here Charlie encounters the beautiful wife of wealthy Boaty Glass and instantly becomes obsessed with this young woman and from this first encounter the story becomes a wonderful suspenseful read which was hard to put down I found heading out to wonderful a captivating read with well formed and interesting characters and a wonderful suspenseful plot Although this is a story which has been told over and over Robert Goolrick s ability to write with passion and imaginary that is seldom found in books like this make this book such a passionate and compelling read with twists and turns to keep the reader interestedThere are certainly nanswered Grey (Fifty Shades, uestions in the novel but I always applaud a writer for this as it makes the reader think for themselves and makes books like Heading Out to Wonderful great discussion reads for book clubsReally enjoyed this novel and will add of this author s books to my library Robert Goolrick is a masterful storyteller He tells stories the old fashioned way long and languidly and full of description Love especially a great love never goes out of style Goolrick delivers He writes a big love story in a small town Everyone is involved right from the first Annual Oyster Fest deep in midsummer when Charlie shows his physical prowess and Sylvan wears her dark glasses and her red lipstick Sylvan Glass And Sylvan herself she was just as pretty as her name She had a country face young probably not much than twenty if thatHer lips were a crimson slash her hair pulledp in gleaming blonde waves on top of her head held with tortoise shell combs studded with rhinestones She wore dark sunglasses a thing no other woman in town even thought to ownShe had a perfect figure rounded sof I loved A Reliable Wife so was excited to get a copy of Goolrick s newest book This one is about a stranger Charlie Beale who one day appears in a small Virginia town and works his way into the affections of the people But when he falls for the wife of the town s richest man we know it s only a matter of time before things go awry I loved A Reliable Wife and Goolrick had me for the Estled in the Valley of Virginia All he has with him are two suitcases one contains his few possessions including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of ,