Review of the Book “The Blonderayne” by Michael Oakes
In the novel The Blonderayne, Michael Oakes’ protagonist is a young man who is starting to earn his living working on a farm. He is a talented farmer and a good teacher of his younger sister’s friend, but he is also not very good at showing anyone how he really feels about the world. The Blonderayne tells the story of a man who is not sure if he wants to be a good person or not. He is unsure about his relationships with his family, friends, and community.
The book starts with the murder of a young woman. The suspect is an escaped convict who has been on the run for several years. His escape was due to a botched prison escape. The first thing that the police do is track him down, but the suspect manages to elude them before they can reach him. The next day, he escapes again. This time, though, the police find him just in time and arrest him for the crime. The authorities find this to be a bad situation because the suspect was a repeat escapee, so they need to bring him back into custody to make sure that he does not get out and endangering the public.
The Blonderayne’s main character, the main question that we are left with at the end of the novel is “Who killed the young woman?”. The answer is no one, although there are clues that point to someone that may be a suspect. In the end, it is not a bad person. It is only when he commits a similar crime in the future that people begin to worry about him.
After the first murder, we find that the killer was using a radio to send a very interesting twist. In the radio that was found near the scene of the crime, there was a recording of a female caller. She talked about the murder and said that she had been trying to save her son from the suspect and to help him out by sending him to live with her. Later, the suspect comes back to the scene and the girl’s house to get some information about her son. During this conversation, the suspect is seen taking out a loan and leaves a message that he was planning to visit her.
In The Blonderayne, Michael Oakes uses the radio as a way to show us the narrator’s thoughts and feelings about the things that are happening around him. They are shown in a sort of stream-of-consciousness format that often leads the reader into conclusions about what is going on in the narrator’s mind. There is not always a definite reason behind the narrator’s decisions. Sometimes, he may have nothing more than pure desire to help the reader learn more about what is going on. sometimes, the narrator has conflicting emotions that cause him to be indecisive.
In the end, the book has an underlying theme of the narrator trying to balance his personal responsibility to himself with the obligation to society. He needs to figure out what kind of person he is and what he wants to become. He wants to be someone who can be counted on to help others in need and yet also be a good example to others.