Tuesday 18 May 2021



Synopsis/blurb ...

Hi. I’m Sport. My mother died, my dad hates me and I work for Russian mobsters. I run money collection for their bookie. But I have my best friend Gun by my side. So what could go wrong? It’s Sacramento in the 80’s.

Oh yeah. I hate the color yellow. Go Rivercats!

My second outing with author Scott Grand after his enjoyable All Due Respect debut - The Girl with the Stone Heart. This one came highly recommended and didn't disappoint.

A fast-paced one sitting read featuring tropes that are familiar to me, but which I often crave in my reading ..... criminality, delinquency, friendship, a crap family - mum dead, father - a drunk and a bully, Russians, debt collecting to pay a debt, school (sometimes), confrontation, violence, 80s Californian setting,  

My cup of tea and another author to keep an eye on.

4 from 5

Read- April, 2021
Published - 2014
Page count - 96
Source - purchased copy
Format - Kindle


  1. This does sound fast-paced, Col, and I give credit to an author who can convincingly use a young person's voice as protagonist. That's not easy to do. And now I'm curious about the whole hating yellow thing... Glad you enjoyed this one.

    1. Margot, it was enjoyable for me for a lot of reasons. It's not always easy to get those distinctive character voices right is it? Grand succeeded here, though.