On the Beach by Steve Schmale

On the Beach

By Steve Schmale

Genre: Literary Fiction


Lenny Decker is fleeing the American Dream while trying to comprehend its reasons and rules after being rattled from an exposure to its possibilities. Set in the mid-1990’s in a quiet California beach town, populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, and replete with examples of some of life’s crueler—yet hilarious—ironies, ‘On the Beach’ is story of what happens when one young man’s dreams bump up against reality.


About the Author

Steve Schmale is the author of the book of stories ‘Nobody Bats a Thousand’ and the novel ‘On the Beach’. He is a native of California where he still resides. 

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I have to say this is an interesting read. Not great but has some good qualities. Lenny basically could care less. He is irreverent and flippant. This leads to some hilarious situations and outcomes.

I did enjoy the wonderful setting of a California beach town. A perfect place for Lenny to live and cause havoc. 

I will say this could have been written a little better but it is an entertaining read and keeps you laughing throughout.  

I received this novel from the author and Sage’s book tours for a honest review.
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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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1 Response to On the Beach by Steve Schmale

  1. macjam47 says:

    An honest review. As long as a book has some redeeming qualities, I can read it.

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