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Erotic Refugees: Sex and drugs and SQL [Kindle Edition]

Paddy Kelly
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Erotic Refugee – a person who has moved to another country for love, companionship or sex (although mostly for the sex).

Rob knows all about getting laid. As an Irish expat in Stockholm, he just has to open his mouth and let his surly accent do all the work for him. No problem.

Eoin has survived a messy divorce and is now a part-time single father and full-time neurotic. He'd very much like to get laid, but doesn't really know where to start.

But when Rob loses his job, he suspects his pulling power with the local ladies could run out, not to mention his savings. So he hatches a plan for an Internet dating site with a twist that will make him rich and desirable. Now if he could only put down his Guinness and get it started.

When he meets Eoin in a bar, everything suddenly takes off. But to get their well-deserved fame and fortune, they’ll need to struggle with jilted lovers, angry ex-wives, sexual secrets and all those extraneous Swedish vowels. And as the two new friends discover, neither sex, love nor HTML ever turn out quite the way you expect.


Product Details

  • File Size: 676 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Paddy Kelly; 2 edition (December 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJ2ZC3O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read for practically nothing! December 17, 2012
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An amusing and captivating story about being foreign, young, and single in Stockholm. Having done just that myself, I wondered, both in admiration and in distaste about the situations these guys get into. Some of them gave me a very uncomfortable feeling, similar to what I feel watching the US version of the Office. That just makes it all the more interesting to see if and how they survive and at a few points I had to cover part of the screen to keep myself from skipping ahead because of suspense. A fun read for practically nothing!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two Irishmen Looking for Love in Stockholm April 11, 2013
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Erotic Refugees was a fun book to read, even if it's about a couple of guys. Irish protagonists Eoin and Rob are likeable and real, as are all of Kelly's secondary characters. ER missed five stars by a hair's breath only because the plot could have been a bit stronger. But, overall, fantastic job. Hope Eoin and Rob pop up in a future novel. Paddy Kelly is one funny man and a jewel of a writer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Funny March 15, 2013
By Joan
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Why do men tend to be funny when being erotic? It charmingly ends with true love which is pretty special.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Modern Tale January 11, 2013
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This is a great read. The setting is Stockholm and the characters comprise of Irsh guys and Swedish women. What a combination.
Stockholm is portrayed as a beautiful city. There are great observations on the subtle differences between the Irish and the Swedes and of course between men and women. Its all hooked together with a page turning tale of modern life with all its uncerainties, opportunities, heartbreaks and fun.
The title and and cover may seem cartoonish but its a humerous allusion to one Irish guys experiences of living in Sweden. It all makes sense in the end.
If you like Nick Hornby or Tony Parsons you'll love this.
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I should state right away that I know the author. I know that might make me seem less trustworthy in leaving a good review and socially handicapped if I leave a bad one. Honestly, though, if I didn't like the book, I'd just stay away from saying anytning, so going throught the time and effort of writing this is in itself a good grade, however overdue this review may be.

I've read my fair share of relationship drama, some I've liked, some I haven't. This book falls in the former category for several reasons. First of all, it's very well written. The lanuage flows easily, and let the reader concentrate on the story instead of stumbling over unneccecary information.

It's easy to identify with the the main characters. They, as well as the people they meet, come across as quite ordinary, sometimes nice, sometimes less so. The absence of one-sided good or bad persons make the characters interesting, and even ex-partners get a fair description.

Because the characters are complex, they can be believed to do the things they do. They get ideas, get laid and get disappointed, just like the rest of us. The story takes quite a few unexpected turns and although not everything that happen may seem funny by the characters, it's described in a way that made me smile a lot while reading.

Being from Stockholm I also enjoyed the description of my city and it's inhabitants. I recommend this book to anyone who's ever been in love, been dumped, or had to dump someone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars funny about cultural differences. December 16, 2013
By Eva
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It's funny and catches your interest. It's hard not starting to care for the main characters. Very good description on what Sweden feels like to an outsider.
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More About the Author

Paddy Kelly was born in Ireland in 1971 and narrowly avoided being a farmer. A romantic accident caused him to move to Sweden where he remains to this day. Luckily he really likes queues and snow.

Paddy writes contemporary fiction, science fiction and much in between. He also dances the Lindy Hop and the Charleston, buys far too many hats, and does strange breakfast experiments with porridge.

"Erotic Refugees" is vaguely based on his own experiences as an expat and single father, and is his first novel to be released. The movie rights are still available, so get on it.

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