Lucky Man Proves Just That
By Nick Ostdick
You could say that Ben Tanzer is one lucky man. After ten years of writing for various publications, some fictive and some non, including the imitable and now defunct Punk Planet and Clamor, Ben Tanzer’s debut novel Lucky Man was finally published this year by Manx Media. Just shy of 40, Tanzer hits all the right chords with this coming-of-age story like he’s managed to relive these years of his life and write about them with a fresh eye. With moments of utter hilarity and pain, it’s a sparkling coming-of-age novel that, just like it’s characters, seems to be yearning for something more.