Item description for The Education of Douglas Finney by Jeffrey Stewart...
Three unruly American servicemen meet three conventional English women. Romance? Maybe, once trans-Atlantic problems are ironed out. After all, Kelly and Doug do on occasion wander off to any nearby woods - sometimes to return a bit more disrobed than they desire. But there's also the problem of Douglas Finney himself, whose severe extroversion is busily combining with flowing hormones. The comedy and misunderstanding take a serious turn, however, when Kelly's younger sister is raped and Doug becomes the main suspect, pursued not only by the police but by an inept, egotistical interviewer from the BBC.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher Livingston Press (AL)
ISBN 1931982716 ISBN13 9781931982719
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeffrey Stewart
Jeffrey Stewart served as a photographer in the United States Air Force.
Jeffrey Stewart currently resides in the state of Utah. Jeffrey Stewart has an academic affiliation as follows - George Mason University.
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Education of Douglas Finney Sep 27, 2007
This novel is about a group of young friends-- 3 American men and 4 English women-- who don't get along very well at all. The men are in the Air Force and are stationed in England; the time is early 1980's, but that's not significant except for a brief mention of the Falklands war.
There's no plot, and the characters are all fairly one-dimensional. The group argues and they snipe at each other. Most of the book is conversation, punctuated with Douglas Finney's ceaseless, annoying puns and jokes. He's supposed to be very attractive to women but it's not clear why.
I'm not sure how the titular reference to Finney's "education" applies-- he has experiences (a romance, some sex, a brief unpleasantness with the police) and the last few pages indicate he's grown up a little, mostly because he's able to converse briefly without constantly making wisecracks.
There are also many self-referential asides on the text throughout that reminded me of Lemony Snicket. If you're an adult and enjoyed the Snicket books, and you don't need plotting in your novels, this may be for you.