Book Review – Where There is Movement by Evan Knapp

First published, 2015

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A little joy of a book. Evan Knapp takes us through from his childhood in Oregon, through his adolescence and dreams of becoming a dancer, all the way through to the day he left home (with fifteen dollars in his pocket and a note left for his parents) and into the mixed-up, eighties, no-holds-barred world in which he found himself.

An absolute delight. I smiled, I teared up, I felt very deeply for the young Evan, and it was fascinating for me (a child of the eighties) to see the age in which he grew up from a different perspective – one that actually lived it and doesn’t seek to romanticise it.

A quick read, I wished it had been longer but I have only myself to blame. I devoured it.