Mixing It Up



Down For WhateverDown For Whatever
by Frederick Smith
Kensington Books.  281 pages, $14. (paper)


THE BIBLE for writing quality fiction advances the following three commandments: avoid clichés, develop a distinctive voice, and show rather than tell. Occasionally, there comes a novel that stands in direct opposition to these commandments and still manages to render a decent narrative. Frederick Smith’s debut title, Down for Whatever, is not such a novel.

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