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The Hollow Middle ~ John Popielaski

January 9, 2019

The Hollow Middle is the perfect book for this time of year. It’s brilliantly peaceful in pace and wonderfully contemplative. For a debut novel, there is sparkling wit and substantial depth.

Much of the action takes place as a slow and deliberate internal discovery on the part of Albert, the protagonist, as a heavily literary and cerebral search for truth and meaning. Albert is not initially likable but ever so slowly, as he comes to grips with his place in the world, his finicky exterior melts into something softer.

It’s been a long time since I read something so heavily steeped in literary eloquence so it was a nice change of pace. It also gave me time to ponder my own needs and wants, with the age old prompt of “What would your life look like if money were not an issue.”

It was a perfect way to start the year off and I’m grateful to both TLC Book Tours and John Poielaski for the chance to be part of this tour.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops, below!

About John Popielaski

John Popielaski is the author of several poetry collections, including, most recently, Isn’t It Romantic? which won the Robert Phillips Chapbook Award from Texas Review Press. The Hollow Middle is his first novel.

Find out more about John on his website, and follow him on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 2nd: Bibliotica

Thursday, January 3rd: Life By Kristen

Friday, January 4th: she treads softly

Monday, January 7th: A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, January 8th: Lit and Life

Wednesday, January 9th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Thursday, January 10th: Instagram: @bookwormmommyof3

Tuesday, January 15th: Literary Quicksand

Wednesday, January 16th: Jathan & Heather

Thursday, January 17th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, January 17th: Broken Teepee

Monday, January 21st: Jessicamap Reviews

Wednesday, January 23rd: Girl Who Read

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