Book Reviews of The Flamingo Rising

The Flamingo Rising
The Flamingo Rising
Author: Larry Baker
ISBN-13: 9780375400506
ISBN-10: 0375400508
Publication Date: 8/26/1997
Pages: 309
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Abraham Issac Lee was lives in, not at but in, the Flamingo, the largest drive-in theater in the world. At least in 1960. His father built it along an Atlantic Ocean beach in Florida and next to the Turner West Funeral Home. The lives and characters in the book do not move much beyond these places.

This is a powerful coming of age novel that includes angst, humor, and most other emotions usually associated with this genre. The characters are real. The story believable. The ending heart-stopping. I had never heard of it before reading it and I don't know why. It goes on my very short list of favorites with a five star rating.
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Like the giant July 4th fireworks display toward which the story builds, this engaging, movig novel sens up one sparkler after another on its way to a crash-bang, heart-stopping ending.
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Really a fun story. You will have a smile on your face the whole time.
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I really like this story. Very well read and the characters very realistic. You will love it
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Where the 60's were still the 50's !