Dexter, Pete

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Warren Spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctor's office in Milledgeville, Georgia, on the first Saturday of December, 1956. His father died shortly afterward, long before Spooner had even a memory of his face, and was replaced eventually by a once-brilliant young naval officer, Calmer Ottosson, recently court-martialed out of service. This is the story of the lifelong tie between the two men, poles apart, of Spooner's troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, violent and troubled adulthood and Calmer Ottosson's inexhaustible patience, undertaking a life-long struggle to salvage his step-son, a man he will never understand.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9780446540728
Characteristics: 469 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 19, 2013
  • empbee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well written, great character description of father and son; lot of humanity in them.

Jun 20, 2013
  • JCLMELODYK rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Spooner, where would you be without Calmer? Dexter is hilarious in this autobiographical story. If we could each be someone's Calmer we will not have lived in vain. Great story about the love of a stepfather for his stepson

Aug 08, 2010
  • Mrs_White rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Smart sense of humor! Highly recommended.


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