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Book Review: ‘That Summertime Sound’ by Matthew Specktor


That Summertime Sound by Matthew Specktor

That Summertime Sound is a vivid and memorable document of ’80s-era musical obsession. Screenwriter Matthew Spector’s debut novel centers around a nineteen-year-old college kid who decides to skip summer back home in L.A. for the comparably more interesting Columbus, Ohio. The narrator (who wishes to remain nameless) seeks new experiences, as well as Lords of […]



Poetic Memory: Matthew Specktor (List)


Matthew Specktor

The 19-year-old narrator of Matthew Specktor’s novel That Summertime Sound has two options: return home to L.A. and a family that hardly notices him; or travel to the Heart of the Heart of the Country—Columbus, Ohio—and come of age. The novel is set against the Columbus music scene of the 1980s, and Specktor is looking to […]