Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Book Review: Homeward Bound By Josh Greenfield

Homeward Bound
By Josh Greenfield
Genre - Autobiographical Stream of Conscience

A young man sits alone in a public garden contemplating the big questions; the origins of the Palisades Cliffs, cold sesame noodles and his father's mortality. In the spirit of James Joyce, Josh Greenfield, follows the thought process of Jordan Fineman, where ever it leads.

My Review

Josh Greenfield brings readers yet another nonfiction book regarding a man and mental illness. Homeward Bound is quite different from his debut novel, The Obsessive Chronicles though. It’s a novella written in a stream of consciousness style.

The book is about a man sitting on a park bench and reflecting on quite a bit in his life, mostly the decline of his father’s health. Greenfield gives us a realistic portrayal of the power of thoughts. 

How they ramble, jump around, take over, and control the mind. How a simple stop in the park can be so much more when your brain is on overdrive from both mental illness and the bustling of life. We all try to do this thing called life one day at a time and protagonist Jordan Fineman is a good example of how some of us attempt it.

Author Bio

Josh Greenfield is a graduate of both Phillips Andover Academy and Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences. He holds two masters degrees from the City University of New York, one in History and one in English Literature. He also completed the better part of a doctorate in English at Fordham University. His desire in writing is to tell a entertaining and engaging story, to look for laughs in dark places. He is the author of "The Obsessive Chronicles: a novel."

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