Framing the Dialogue

Domestic Violets

violetsI guess that I can best describe Domestic Violets as a “coming of age” novel…except the person coming of age is in his mid thirties, married with child, divorced parents.  Oh and one of them wildly famous and wild.

“I’ve done something today that everyone dreams about doing.  The difference is, I had the balls to do it, and so I am, at least for the moment, their hero, and my money is not good here.  Shots and beers and stiff drinks have accumulated in front of me at a rate I haven’t seen since my twenty-first birthday.”

Author Matthew Norman has combined the series with the humorous in another good novel.  You’ll meet the main character, Tom Violet, who is going through many crisis in his life when his father shows up to stay with them for a while.  He loves his father, but this is not an easy thing.  While the book covers serious subjects there is obvious humor which we all need.  I’d hesitate to call this a light novel because of some of the deep topics, but Mr. Norman handle the deep well and provides enough relief that the book doesn’t make you want to jump off of a bridge.  It actually may make you want to skip across one…or at a minimum stay up late curled in bed reading his book.

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