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Mark Scott takes his readers on a harrowingly convincing descent
Mark Scott takes his readers on a harrowingly convincing descent into his anti-hero’s personal hell. As it turns out, the guy does have a reason to keep on living, but he doesn’t recognize her until, in any other world, it would have been too late. The story opens with one of the darkest moments in modern literature and proceeds through a bizarre series of near misses. If Cormac McCarthy were to write a love story, it might read something like this.
Scott explores past, present and future through keen observation
Haunted by the tragic death of his young nephew, due in part to his own carelessness, Jack, Drunk Log’s thirty-something protagonist, keeps a drink-by-drink, bar by bar diary of his spiraling, suicidal thoughts, addressing his guilt and roadblocks to finding love. Like Joyce in Ulysses, Scott explores past, present and future through keen observation and a deep but often darkly humorous internal monologue. It is an unconscious, self-deprecating cry for help that, initially unknown to Jack, does not go unheard.
Mark Scott takes the reader on an inexorable path
In this highly engaging, tightly written book, portraying what could be the final night of a man tortured by a tragedy for which he feels ultimately responsible, Mark Scott takes the reader on an inexorable path, leading to what could be the end of his story or his moment to find redemption.