The Neon Owl (Book I): When the Shit Hits the Van by Chad Lutzke
Independently Published (January 2020)
168 pages; $8.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie Hartmann
Showing up for a Chad Lutzke story is a resignation of emotional preservation. You come to engage with the words on the page with your heart fully exposed and a willingness to let Lutzke do as he wishes. More often than not, the book will end on a note that breaks your heartstrings and leaves the reader with a nasty bookish hangover.
The Neon Owl is a bit of a departure from the usual agreement and I loved it! This story manages to put a big grin on your face instead of streaking your cheeks with tears and I’m not mad about it.