Driving Jarvis Ham by Jim Bob
Driving Jarvis Ham is Jim Bob’s second novel, published by The Friday Project. It’s a novel that sucks the reader into a vortex which refuses to eject you until the very last lines and the slamming of the covers shut. This is a dizzying read in which our narrator paints an all too clear portrait of a friendship; one that is one-sided, warped and questionable.
This is a rather hilarious and cringe –worthy read with a fantastically disturbing dark side thrown in to keep the reader on their literary toes. A strong sense of claustrophobia follows you all the way through the book; it’s not just the tight confines of the car but the very lives that are played out within the pages. Phrases such as ‘waste of life’ scream at the reader as they sift through the darkness and putrid elements of Jarvis Ham’s life, but there must be more to it all, and there is.