Lisa of the Novel Approach devoured this big honker of a book and instead of indigestion, she had the nicest things to say! Five stars and some perceptive comments — she understood exactly what I was trying to do with Ricky and Jon.
What was entirely essential was the way in which Ricky and Jon collaborated and conflicted with each other, and eventually, the way in which that connection suffered under the weight of the odds of the gamble. If there’s such a thing as profiting from loss, Ricky did it, and it was both painful and lovely to witness.
The rest is here: The Rare Event by P.D. Singer.
I’m supposed to go to bed now, but I’m floating about 6 inches off the mattress.