Preston Smith had asked me to read and review Glazed City Eyes. I had agreed as the blurb caught my attention. I will say that this book had me thinking about several things in my own life. It does bring up a few good points about how much technology has taken control over our lives and we need to fight to stay present in our lives.
I will say that I do have two minds on this work. First off I did not like the drug use in the book. I just don't like to read or be apart of that culture. HOWEVER I do realize that it plays an important role, because it shows how much Jackson has sank and how much he overcame at the end. It also gave him a a false sense of being in the moment.
The poetry throughout was interesting. I didn't care much for the ones at the beginning, it was very harsh and didn't flow as nicely as the poetry I typically enjoy. As Jackson found inner peace thepoetry became much better. Again I realize that it played an important role to the plot.
I did feel the story took a little while to develop, however I really enjoyed when Julius enters the story. I did think it ended well and overall the thought provoking helped me to enjoy it and over look some of the parts I didn't care for. This is the first novel that is between two categories. It is better than Fair, but not quite Excellent for me.