In the Wake of Sidney Jack is the memoir of a Hollywood nobuddy, Tommy Two-goat. Following the scent of destiny’s parade, Tommy plies his way through deep relationships, heavy situations and remote localities. Meanwhile, he struggles to keep a thread of reality from breaking under the dead weight of his mentor Sidney; rogue production designer, stubborn genius fool wasting his talent on carnal trappings. The book is a comedic tragedy delivered in Southern wit, lunkhead humor on approach to higher understanding.
Thom Thinn blew my mind! Really, really, really good story telling. So well written.
Peter Farrelly ~ writer/director/novelist
Thom Thinn knows how to tell a living hell of a story with grace and wit. In the hands of such a gifted raconteur, such tired subjects as excess, failure and death become entertaining again. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, this ode to a fallen comrade succeeds in perfectly capturing the squalor and depravity of Hollywood’s lower slopes at the turn of the millennium.
John Tottenham ~ Proprietor of Stories Book Store, Echo Park
Thinn takes us on his wildcatting journey through 80’s/90’s America. Indulging like Hunter Thompson but with open eyes like Chris McCandless, he comes across a force of nature even he can’t contain in the comic, tragic, dreadlocked, spandex wearing, larger than life character of Sidney Jack.”
Josh Klausner ~ director/screenwriter
“Thom Thinn has written a post modern On the Road / Iliad, an existential spiritual journey with our anti-hero on a quest to break out and break away from the traditional tried and true cultural & political hog wash we’re conditioned to swallow and despite -or- perhaps because of the bumpy road discovers purpose in life and true authenticity”
John Fleck ~ actor/performance artist