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Chris Campanioni s love of language is evident from the opening scene and is carried throughout the novel He easily captures the feel for our modern cadence which is interspersed with our new world of texting and inescapable interjections from marketing messages and the like I love the smattering of Spanish, which, when coupled with the NY NJ setting creates both wonderful local color and instant warmth in my soul His somewhat Falkner esque style helps to establish the coming of age tone and Chris Campanioni s love of language is evident from the opening scene and is carried throughout the novel He easily captures the feel for our modern cadence which is interspersed with our new world of texting and inescapable interjections from marketing messages and the like I love the smattering of Spanish, which, when coupled with the NY NJ setting creates both wonderful local color and instant warmth in my soul His somewhat Falkner esque style helps to establish the coming of age tone and allows us to see and feel Chris Selden s main character , experiencedeeply The recurrent theme of displacement resonated well with me and was deftly expressed in various situations Campanioni also references a couple of my favorite musical artists or songs including Prince, Duran Duran, In the Air Tonight and others He also uses one of my favorite words, liminal , which I rarely see in print In addition, I found clever moments of wit and wistfulness, which further display his writing talent.Towards the end of the novel he writes, Transported The function of all literature is some kind of transport Time Space To be outside yourself, p 295 I think Campanioni achieved exactly this he transported us to his inner world, his experience of SELF , the quest for his Holy Grail and managed to do it articulately with a clear style all his own.I heartily recommend this book and am eager to readof his work Talented author, Chris Campanioni, writes a compelling novel about a young man s search for himself in an world which too often tells the individual who he is or who he should be Using his personal experience as a sports writer and professional fashion model, the author skillfully combines various styles of expression, including that of film, to enable the reader to learn with his main character, Chris Selden, what writing a novel is all about Among many interests to the reader, at least this Talented author, Chris Campanioni, writes a compelling novel about a young man s search for himself in an world which too often tells the individual who he is or who he should be Using his personal experience as a sports writer and professional fashion model, the author skillfully combines various styles of expression, including that of film, to enable the reader to learn with his main character, Chris Selden, what writing a novel is all about Among many interests to the reader, at least this reader, GOING DOWN is a journey not a lesson in the art of fiction Edward Maxcy Chris Campanioni, the author of Going Down, is a contemporary renaissance man He is first of all a writer, but also a teacher, an actor and a fashion model I listed writer first because Going Down is his journey of discovery that he is above all a writer and we as readers are privileged to accompany him on that journey.Going Down begins with our protagonist, Chris Selden, having just graduated from college and somewhat adrift, reluctantly accompanying a friend on an interview with a modeling a Chris Campanioni, the author of Going Down, is a contemporary renaissance man He is first of all a writer, but also a teacher, an actor and a fashion model I listed writer first because Going Down is his journey of discovery that he is above all a writer and we as readers are privileged to accompany him on that journey.Going Down begins with our protagonist, Chris Selden, having just graduated from college and somewhat adrift, reluctantly accompanying a friend on an interview with a modeling agency in New York City In short order, Chris is booking modeling jobs Being urged by his father to get a real job, Chris also interviews with the Newark Star Ledger and is hired as a sports reporter.As readers we get to accompany Chris on his adventures as a model actor and a reporter Campanioni s expert use of narrative language and vivid descriptions really make you feel that you are not just reading about his exploits, but living them along with him As you get further into Going Down you begin to feel like you are his friend and not just a reader By the end of the book you are as heavily invested in his future as he is.I highly recommend Going Down and am looking forward to future novels from this extremely talented young writer I just finished reading Going Down by Chris Campanioni It was an excellent read and I recommend it to anyone that wants to enjoy a well written story I was surprised at how introspective Campanioni s work made me feel The story is about a recent college graduate, Selden, with a degree in Journalism that suddenly finds himself with a successful career as a male fashion model While the reader may not be able to personally identify with the fashion world there is much in Selden s story that are I just finished reading Going Down by Chris Campanioni It was an excellent read and I recommend it to anyone that wants to enjoy a well written story I was surprised at how introspective Campanioni s work made me feel The story is about a recent college graduate, Selden, with a degree in Journalism that suddenly finds himself with a successful career as a male fashion model While the reader may not be able to personally identify with the fashion world there is much in Selden s story that are shared experiences a mother s advocacy and admonishments, a father s grousing and support, friends that have a huge impact on your life and then disappear, other friends that stay in your life longer than they should, co workers that become important touchstones, and lover s that are toxic Campanioni manages to through Selden s journalistic eye make us re live parts of our own lives The writing itself has a rhythm Sometimes a single sentence tells an entire story and other cases a paragraph reads like a poem If you are feeling nostalgic and want to take new point of view on your own story then this is a great novel for you I highly recommend it It is not long before you read the words, poetically penned on the first pages, do you realize you re in for a treat A coming of age story don t we love a good one about a man who morphs from person to product with much dexterity All would be well if he wasn t so aware of the malignancy of an industry where nothing is what it seems Going Down is a well crafted tale that poses the infamous question Who are you For an intelligent literary person and a newspaper reporter to penetrate the world of fashion and modeling must be rare So,reading Campanioni s work is a bit like receiving telemetry from a sophisticated space probe sent to an alien world The experimental styles of different chapters is like switching between sensory modalities Campanioni s style shows a love of reading and writing, playfully experimental, with a tip of the hat to other daring writers like William Burroughs It will be inte For an intelligent literary person and a newspaper reporter to penetrate the world of fashion and modeling must be rare So,reading Campanioni s work is a bit like receiving telemetry from a sophisticated space probe sent to an alien world The experimental styles of different chapters is like switching between sensory modalities Campanioni s style shows a love of reading and writing, playfully experimental, with a tip of the hat to other daring writers like William Burroughs It will be interesting to seefrom this author so unique getting inside the head of the writer i will write longer review after second read..Chris is absolutely amazing {READ DOWNLOAD} â Going Down  A journalist turns male model and discovers that he s actually in the same business FabricationThe story opens with the question Where do I go now and readers travel with Selden through Manhattan s runways and TV studios, a multi million dollar clothing heist and a fashion design leak, a mysterious disappearance in Rio and the memories of Cuba, a film debut at Cannes and a life lost in New Jersey, and ultimately, back where he begins all of it captured on film Touch Not the Cat a multi million dollar clothing heist and a fashion design leak The Charmer’s Box a mysterious disappearance in Rio and the memories of Cuba The Charmer’s Box: Poetry a film debut at Cannes and a life lost in New Jersey Red Roots (Vampire Empire, and ultimately What to Do Until Love Finds You: The Bestselling Guide to Preparing Yourself for Your Perfect Mate back where he begins all of it captured on film