I have always had a library card.  As soon as I learned to read, I was at the library checking out books and winning reading contests.  Reading has always been a large part of my life.  As I grew older, I gravitated towards a certain type of book – the adventure novel.  By adventure, I don’t mean King Solomon’s Mines or Robert Louis Stevenson, although they were both read with great vigor.  I’m talking about real adventure; Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Jack Higgins.  Those were the kings of an early adolescent childhood.

I read these books of technology and war, sex and drugs, foreign lands and death.  Their characters were numerous and vivid and I remember most of them to this very day.  This is the category, I am pleased to say, where Gonzo Station belongs.

Gonzo Station, the newest novel by Fernando Ochoa, is a rollicking high-seas adventure around the time of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.  With a cast of colorful and unforgettable characters, we are shuttled around both the Pacific and Indian Oceans.  Ports of call come and go, crazy stories and crazier adventures, these are the things we read about and are drawn into in Gonzo Station.

Being a book reviewer is a real grab bag.  Some books are good and most books are terrible.  I was pleasantly surprised with Gonzo Station.  It is a book which certainly belongs in the category of good books.  I recommend this book without reservation.

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