How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper

People seem to love or hate Jonathan Tropper; there really is no in between. I belong in the former category. The guy knows what works for him as a writer and he sticks with it. Sometimes things feel just a bit formulaic, but he’s good at what he does and thus I don’t fault him for it. How to Talk to a Widower follows a grief-stricken protagonist as he experiences family drama, tries to get laid, and smokes pot along the way. Again, not the most original plot, but Tropper can turn a phrase and I can’t help but be amused by his writing. Continue reading “How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper”

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

Drew Silver is an aging one hit wonder, and middle age has not been kind to him. While the former front man of his band is enjoying a successful solo career, and his gorgeous ex-wife is about to marry a successful surgeon, Silver survives off of royalty checks from “The Bent Daisies” only chart topper and by drumming in a wedding band. Oh, and his estranged eighteen-year-old daughter just confided in him that she’s knocked up, revealing that she only shared the news with him because she’d rather disappoint him than her mother. Continue reading “One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper”