cover image It Happened in Boston?

It Happened in Boston?

Russell H. Greenan, read by Robert Fass. Robert Fass (Blackstone Audio, dist.), unabridged, 9 CDs, 11 hrs., $34.95 ISBN 978-1-4815-1524-5

Veteran narrator Fass brings his best to his reading of this appealingly quirky first novel, which 40 years after its first publication has gained cult classic status. The story unfolds through the voice of an unnamed narrator, a painter of exceptional talent who teeters on the edge of insanity. He is determined to find God and, holding the deity accountable for all the evil in the world, kill him. The artist’s journey toward his goal is a surreal collective of travels through time, angel apparitions, art forgery, existential musings, and murder. Fass manages to navigate his way through this convoluted but captivating tale with ease. He gives the anonymous artist a soft, respectable voice that pulls the listener gently into his increasingly irrational world. His rendering of the eccentric collection of secondary characters borders on caricature, but works well in the shifting reality the author has created. A Modern Library paperback. (BookLife)