100 SIDEWAYS MILES is a laugh-out-loud, honest dark comedy reminiscent of GOING BOVINE. Smith creates a novel that tugs at the heartstrings and leaves readers wondering about the characters well after the last page is turned. The characters, both minor and major, are written with such depth and emotional range that you almost forget they are fictional. Smith beautifully recreates the awkward and confusing phases of growing up and captures seemingly ordinary moments in the most extraordinary way.
Dive into the book:
Finn Easton is a boy who became an epileptic after the carcass of a horse fell on him. Quirky, yet thoughtful, he views life and death as atoms combining and releasing into the universe and views time through the distance the world has traveled. The son of an author, Finn has spent most of his young life desperately trying to separate himself from the strikingly similar character, Finn, in his father’s bestseller. While real-world Finn knows he is not really a character in a book, he often struggles to see the difference, feeling like his story has already been written.
Pairs well with:
A road trip with your best friend. Don’t forget the tunes!
- Shark Attack by Grouplove
- We Come Running by Youngblood Hawke
- Diane Young by Vampire Weekend
- Intro by The XX
- Silly Boy by The Blue Van
- All I Need by AWOLNATION