There’s A House In The Land (Where A Band Can Take A Stand)
Author: Shaun D. Mullen
Release Date: August 7, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Paperback via Author (thanks)
Rating: 2 stars
A character in the “Doonesbury” comic strip once called the 1970s “A kidney stone of a decade, ‘ and compared to the 1960s and 1970s it was. It also was a time of bad hair and bad music, but none of this mattered to the mutant tribe who lived on a farm in Philadelphia’s far western suburbs that at first glance would seem to have been one of the communes ubiquitous during that era but most definitely was not. “There’s a House In The Land” is the story of that tribe, that farm and an extraordinarily magical time.
I am not even sure where to start with this one. I guess by saying that I am still unclear about what the point of the book was. I am unsure if he is just retelling his life from a point a time throughout the rest of it or if it was really suppose to be a fictional full fledged story. If it was a retelling of his life then alright he did an alright job I guess however if it was really suppose to be a story it was a major fail for me. I kept putting the book and kept not wanting to return to it but I hate not finishing a book so I would pick it back up and read some more only to sat it right back down again. I couldn’t really remember much of it from the time I sat it down to the time I picked it back up. I know there are a lot of characters. In fact there are way too many characters. I couldn’t keep straight who was who and what they did and I still don’t know. It was like they were introduced for a little while and then he was like oh and this is how they died……… Umm okay?? You could literally pick the book up flip it open to a random page and read some and not miss out on anything before it. It just never took off. It never got interesting. It was just well I don’t even know… I guess it was just like the 1970’s. Nothing significant happened in the 1970’s and nothing really significant happened in the book. It just wasn’t good.