"The Barrowfields" by Phillip Lewis is a reader's delight. The novel is basically a book about reading and creating. Henry Aster is a product of North Carolina. His father is an obsessive reader and a wanna-be-writer. He spends all of his life, both in time and effort, writing his life story; though his life is nothing but the writing of his story. Henry leaves for college and law school only to come back and find his father's memory right where he left it.
This is a fabulously written novel. It bounces back and forth between the different styles of literary giants, interweaving it into Lewis' own masterpiece. Though it is a long book, it is well worth the time. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.bloggingforbooks.com.