"Wittily told...reminiscent of Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show." -Library Journal

 

"Chock-full of wonderful characters and good writing." -Dallas Morning News

 

"This witty, often touching portrayal of a dirt-street-wise youth's coming-of-age sparkles with intelligence." -Booklist

 

"I always savor the Tim Sandlin read...even though the temptation is to devour his stories quickly, I like to stretch it out as long as possible,...Angst has never been so charming." -Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth

 

"A lighthearted, amusing, and tender story of preteen wisdom, adult immaturity, and the fine line between....An offbeat, engaging novel." -Publishers Weekly

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"Funny. shocking, downright revolting, and occasionally sad. Sandlin is a compelling storyteller.....Skipped Parts is somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

    "Sam's carapace is humor...He thinks like Holden Caulfield and has Joseph Heller's take on despair. His Walter Mitty-like fantasies are tiny comic gems...In the end you'll find yourself rooting for Sam." -New York Times Book Review

 

   

  

   

   

   

  

   

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

"A story that combines oddball plotting and hilarious dialogue with an eye for detail and Saroyanesque love for the human comedy." -Kansas City Star

 

    "There has never been a coming-of-age novel quite like Skipped Parts, a book that will shock and outrage some readers...a black comedy...a bittersweet love story." -W.P. Kinsella

 

    "There is no more compelling subject than young human males and females coming together in the spring of their lives...A thoughtful, surprising and delightful entertainment." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

    "A sparkling tale...a classic story of the well-read, old-before-his-time young teen and hip mom learning to cope...Excellent." -The Indianapolis News