The Slide (2009) In The Slide , after graduating from a pricey liberal arts college in Los Angeles, St. Louis native Potter Mays returns home to his pathologically… 2009-01-27 Fiction Dial Press
Book Review

The Slide (2009)

The Slide | The Slide by Kyle Beachy
The Slide by Kyle Beachy
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2009; Writer: Kyle Beachy; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Dial Press

In The Slide, after graduating from a pricey liberal arts college in Los Angeles, St. Louis native Potter Mays returns home to his pathologically doting parents, finds an appropriately mind-numbing summer job, and burns through countless philosophy-and weed-fueled hours at his best friend's pool house — waiting, essentially, for his life to begin. Kyle Beachy has a knack for fantastic little nuggets 
of observation, but his characters — squat-necked dealers, Lolita-esque teens, 
alcoholic trophy wives — all speak in odd, hyperstylized paragraphs that too often suspend belief. Like his protagonist, 
the first-time author is brimming with potential; the next book out, he just may realize it. B

Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints