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Kaboom [Kindle Edition]

George Cunningham
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The interlocking stories of a typical community and the lives and drams of the untypical people who live there. Lawnville, where murders have broken hearts, mailmen and bus drivers are locked in a secret feud, loving husbands betray their wives, bullies rule the local school, dogs yearn to be free, justice happens despite the police, and a beautiful but ruthless nymphomaniac destroys the lives of the men who love her. Kaboom.

Product Details

  • File Size: 726 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Reader Publishing Group; 1 edition (May 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,731,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Small Town Fun June 13, 2013
The back cover reads "A book for readers with short attention spans". I tend to buy nonfiction books that takes me months to get through (IF I finish them at all). From years of schooling I read every book as if it is text that needs to be memorized for a test on Friday. It was with great joy that I found a book that I could read in a a few hours, just simply to turn my brain off and have some small-town fun. In Kaboom we have little vignettes within a larger story of murder, sex, feuds and "going postal". Unknowingly intertwined in a titillating murder plot, even a disgruntled backyard dog and the boy he scares enough to wet his pants in front of his girlfriend, play a unwitting role in this grizzly neighborhood sex infused murder.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!!! March 15, 2014
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VERDICT: Highly recommended, and like other readers said--great for people on the go, or for those who have short attention spans such as me!

What an entertaining story that whisks you away from the your everyday stresses to a fictional realm of humor, darkness and goofy fun through the unveiling of a dysfunctional community in which each character experiences a struggle of their own. The random, absurd, unpredictable sequence of events and breed of characters are somehow threaded seamlessly in this charming plot that stirs up the monotony typically experienced in the day to day life of an ordinary mail-man. To my delight, the author intertwines an unforeseen combination of elements in a murder plot.

The author unveils the vulnerability, imperfections and shortcomings of human nature through the twists and turns at every corner. Cunningham's writing style paints a vivid picture in such a way that quickly builds each character's development and allows you to use your imagination and take part in the story-development.

This short and intriguing read, naturally drew me in.I read KABOOM on the tail end of my flight and found myself reaching for the book every chance I could during my trip to find out what would happen next! ...A sign of a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bang for Your Buck in KABOOM! August 22, 2013
By peggylr
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The good folks of Lawnville are armed and dangerous. Or at least enough of them are to live up to the title. Written in short, very readable chapters, KABOOM tells stories of sex, violence, and revenge with just enough redemption to keep the reader from despairing for the fate of humanity. Some characters get what they deserve, some characters get what they didn't deserve and some of the survivors come out on the other side better off or at least not ruined. My only regret is that the one poor dog in this novel didn't meet a better fate. Maybe Mr. Cunningham will feature a happier puppy in his next novel.

As other reviews have noted the short chapters are ideal for readers with busy schedules. Those who commute to work on buses and trains, or even planes (as long as you're not the pilot) will find this a perfect traveling companion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! August 10, 2013
By M.
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Excellent book, very entertaining and well written. This is the second book by George Lee Cunningham that I've read (his debut, 'The Big Story' was the first) and this book's even better than his previous novel.
I highly recommend it.
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More About the Author

George Cunningham comes from a long line of story tellers and prevaricators. Sitting around the living room on Sunday nights, drinking Coca Cola out of the bottle, listening to his grandfather pass down stories to his sons and their families, hearing his father and uncles tell their own stories, each one trying to top the other, and learning as a kid how to take the humor and bitter-sweet tragedy of life and weave it into a good tale.

George grew up on the West Coast of Florida, where he spent many happy hours dipping his toes into the warm waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He was a late bloomer who didn't graduate from University of Florida until he was 29. As a young man, he worked as a survey crew chief, a civil engineering aide, a short-order cook, a painter, a laborer, a construction inspector, a gardener and a seltzer bottle washer. After graduation he worked as an editor, a copy editor, a layout man, a columnist, a police reporter, a business reporter, and a feature writer. He served three years in the U.S. Army, including a year in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

George came to California in 1969 and immediately fell in love with the state. He worked at the South Bay Daily Breeze, City News Service, the Orange County Register, and the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

He is the former editor and publisher of The Cunningham Report, an electronic newsletter on West Coast ports that he and his wife Carmela founded in 1995 and ran for 15 years before closing operations in December 2010. They have now founded a new venture, Reader Publishing Group, which will represent and publish books by a select group of authors, including themselves.

George is a writer because he has to be. There are new stories to tell, new ways to tell them and new people to tell them too. He plans to write until he dies.


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