CANDLES IN THE WINDOW, 2ND EDITION
December 1999/October 2010
American Literary Press/Createspace
Literary Fiction, Psychological Romance
Rating: 3 Cups
Mark and Roger are freshman roommates at university. Both men are very different but equally in search of the elusive answers to life. The boys they are surrounded by are playing at being men while still hiding behind their youth.
Susan, a.k.a Gail, a.k.a Silky, is a well-known member of the campus life. Beautiful and talented she is the epitome of what every girl aspires to be and who every boy wants to be with. The girls who are her fellow classmates think she has it all, but appearances are deceiving.
Candles in the Window is a snapshot of college life in the 1950’s. Though times have changed, Karl Larew mirrors college life throughout the ages; issues, enemies and wars but college life never changes. I found the characters rather difficult to keep up with, and it was difficult to determine if the story was transitioning from the past to the present and back, but once I was accustomed to the rhythm of the writing I easily fell into the story. It was interesting to see the issues from the point of views of the different characters from the freshman to the seniors. Candles in the Window is an interesting read for the diverse point of views about the same issue and the feeling of college life.
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