With Last Flight Out, Robert Eringer consolidates his well-earned reputation as today's premier "Road Novelist"- a tradition reaching back to Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson.
Matching the considerable strengths of his acclaimed earlier entry, Motional Blur, he expands his reach into the extra dimension of time travel in a way similar to Kurt Vonnegut.
His protagonist is a "hipper" modern version of Billy Pilgrim who through the portal of a strange Sausalito photo shop is launched into a time warping mission to "fix" the Past.
As earlier time travelers like Mark Twain's "Connecticut Yankee" found, it isn't easy to fix the past and in the end it is the traveler who is most changed.
Along the way, Eringer delivers some stunning cameos from Mark Twain to Marilyn Monroe and Dallas 1963 to Auschwitz 1944.
Eringer's own "Road" has steadily led upward and I think his best is yet to come.
William Moloney’s columns have appeared in the Wall St. Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Denver Post and Human Events.
Dr. Moloney was my (quite excellent) U.S. History teacher at The American School in London in 1972. He soon became high school principal and capped a distinguished career as Colorado's Commissioner of Education.