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Nesting with the Loons [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Davis
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

With its acid edge and wicked humor, Jeff Davis's rapid fire depiction of bureaucracy gone wild digs underneath the fingernails of the typical blue collar worker, satirizing both modern-day relationships and business life. Specifically, if we can't stand our jobs and families, live for the day to escape!

Luckless in love and trapped in a dead-end office job, Jack Snaggler thinks his fortune is about to change when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous brunette named Paradise at a local bar. But when a shady fast food chef goes missing and coworkers start disappearing, Jack finds himself framed for murder. If he wants to stay alive long enough to see Paradise again, he'll first need to escape a conspiracy, that at each turn, involves almost everyone he knows.

Part dysfunctional love interest, part corporate mindset, and part 60's cool. The road to paradise has never been so tainted or hilarious.

Living under the umbrella of a criminal conspiracy and politically incorrect world are Ed Shoemaker, a disgruntled office worker conspiring to off his wife and flee to Fiji; Eileen Klump, a cleaning lady in the throes of menopause who suffers from periodic mental breakdowns between intermittent stays at the local mental facility; along with Lance Sheppard, a would-be entrepreneur who makes his living the good old fashioned way: disability fraud.

Regardless of the premise, the book continually punctures the fabric of what's simply funny with a pervasive shadow of underlying truth.

Wedged neck-deep in the chaos, Jack Snaggler fights to stay afloat in a murky pool of corrupt businessmen, trigger-happy feds, sleazy seaside hotel rooms, and incompetent crooks, all the while stomping for the pursuit of true love and happiness.

Escapist entertainment and a classic roasting of Middle America, this book is for anyone who has one of those days where the kids just scribbled crayon all over the wall, traffic is bumper to bumper, the boss has you under a microscope, everything is going wrong, and that little voice in the back of your head is screaming, "ENOUGH!" Take the first exit ramp off the interstate to the nearest airport and disappear to some deserted island where they'll never find you.

"Pinches a nerve in both business stiffs and romantics alike... a great read!"

~ Euro Travel Addict ~

"If you're still green around the ears, consider this a crash course in the madness of corporate life, not to mention the romantic bumbling we all experience in life. Great reading and a feel good novel."

~ Glen Lock ~

"For those of us with friends and loved ones who are just a bit off. I walked around all day smiling to myself. Recommended reading!"

~ Ed Cardole, Fanatic Reviews ~

Editorial Reviews


"Hilarious reading... two BIG thumbs up!
~Karen L. Prentice 

"Pinches a nerve in both business stiffs and romantics alike... a great read!" 
~ Euro Travel Addict 

"If you're still green around the ears, consider this a crash course in the madness of corporate life, not to mention the romantic bumbling we all experience in life. Great reading and a feel good novel." 
~ Glen Lock 

"For those of us with friends and loved ones who are just a bit off. I walked around all day smiling to myself. Recommended reading!" 
~ Ed Cardole, Fanatic Reviews 

From the Author

"This book is dedicated to everyone who longs to make an escape from everyday life to some little corner of the world called paradise. Pst... you already know who you are..."

Product Details

  • File Size: 1155 KB
  • Print Length: 311 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615838197
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rainfire Publishing; 1 edition (November 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096JD7W4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #573,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Satire ~ a BIG Thumbs Up! February 13, 2013
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I nearly broke ribs reading this one. Outrageous? Yes, of course, that's what satire is, but satire is not always outrageously funny as the malcontents, idiots and incompetent plodders Jeff Davis brings to life in these pages. A delightful read ~ do not hesitate if you need to sprinkle an afternoon with laughter!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deliciously funny and politically incorrect January 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A satirical birds eye view into the workings of standard home life and Middle America. Deliciously funny and politically incorrect.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romping in paradise September 21, 2012
By Mark R
Format:Kindle Edition
Stuffed shirts, bureaucrats, crooked politicians and stilted businessmen, along with the rest, loosen up the ties, pour the margaritas, and take the first flight out to paradise. In Jeff Davis's comical satire, whether its modern love or everyday business at the grind, the ducks are in the water and under fire, and not even a serial killer with a fetish for pineapple breeze air freshener is safe.

If it isn't a blind date with a Neo-Nazi sympathizer, it's a divisive blonde with a drinking problem and a fetish for filming adult videos in cheap hotel rooms for street profit. Coupled with working in a dysfunctional office where coworkers are about as stable as the San Andres fault, Jack Snaggler is down on his luck. But when he meets a blue-eyed brunette named Paradise, he thinks his romantic woes are over and life is on the upswing. But things take a turn when a conniving fast food chef gets in the mix and a disgruntled coworker vanishes. All fingers of guilt point to Jack and he becomes a scapegoat for the powers that be.

Snaggler's Paradise is a clear-cut roasting of modern culture, peppered with sardonic humor. The author digs deep in the trenches of the business world and social situations, exposing the sometimes cynical and laugh out loud workings of standard home living.

Whether it's slogging in the workplace, ruthless self-advancement, loutish wives and boorish husbands, or Jack Snaggler searching for a blue-eyed beauty whom he fell in love with at a local bar, paradise takes on many names in this comic storyline. In an often incompetent world, being crazy is sometimes the only means of survival and demands an exit strategy from the everyday grind; it's just a question as to how they get there. For those readers looking for the exit ramp: escape here!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Going to paradise December 20, 2012
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Snagglers Paradise had no real theme, point or direction. That, my freinds, is what made the book so good. Hilarious, goofy, bizarre, pick a word and this book covered it. It's a breakneck ride down a steep South American jungle road in the back seat of a 1940's jeep with no windsheild and a blindfold on. You know your gonna die but the ride is so freeakin' amazing.

Every character was well developed and had an insane and unpredictably unique side to them. You could pick any one of them from this book and say "Yeah, I know a guy just like that." Or maybe you are. You could see the ending clearly at times but every time you thought you really had it figured out, something would happen that tossed a handfull of doubt in your path. One of the coolest elements is the concept that even though Jack was the main character, other people took over that role quite a bit throughout the book. Interesting twist that kept you guessing as to what was really happening and who the story was centered around.

Another aspect that made the book easy to move through was the way one could relate to it. You could pick any single chapter, read it and almost see how the author was writing just about you. Made you look back, laugh and wonder what you were thinking when you pulled that one off.

The ending was a little rushed and lost some of the edge and misdirection the rest of the book layed out so thoughtfully but overall it tied up the loose ends very nicely. Didn't really leave it open enough for a sequel but I think it was solid enough in itself to let it stand as is.

Part Big Brother, part corporate mindset, part 60's cool and part disfunctional love interest. If you want to sit back and get swept away by a vortex of comically insane irrationality that makes you both laugh out loud and nod your head with complete understanding, ya gotta read this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's hip 2 B Square February 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
If you're still green around the ears, consider this book a crash course in the madness that accompanies corporate life, not to mention the romantic bumblings we've all experienced. For the 25 to 30 and over crowd, the author had created an escape hatch from the realities of life and an exit ramp to paradise. Modern in style and a cool 50ish attitude, the book's offbeat characters proves over and over that it's hip 2 B square in today's generation. Hysterically funny, a solid conclusion, and a diverse take on society at large.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smuggler,s paradise January 16, 2013
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Funny and compulsive reading, found myself laughing in public and smiling to myself. Will look out for his next book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Move Over September 9, 2012
By docx2
Format:Kindle Edition
Move over "Man In The Grey Flannel Suit," this satire on life in corporate America comes complete with the deep belly laughs only someone who has known the inanity of corporate life can share. Paradise is not only a character in the novel but a symbol for the escapist desire that most people who try to find meaning in their work can share. The characters the author creates poke fun at everything from law and order to corporate management, and a serial killer who makes an art of his destructive tendencies. Without giving away too much of the story line, in perhaps the greatest irony of the novel, the paradise sought and found is dedicated to--you guessed it, commerce!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A forced grin
The author just tries too hard to be funny.It appears to me that he has a clever or humorous thought and now forces a scenerio to fit the joke. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Johnny K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul food for the funny bone
Enormously funny! How does such a nice guy - who's biggest fault is being very lazy - get into sooooo much trouble?

Well it's easy when you have friends like his! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Hard to follow and not believable. Put it down before I finished. Others may enjoy the weirdness and twists of the plot.
Published 22 months ago by redhead05
5.0 out of 5 stars Bureaucracy, romance, and flat out funny
Bureaucracy, romance, and what's flat out funny take center stage in Jeff Davis's middle class satire. Read more
Published 22 months ago by BF
2.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't able to finish it..
The rather confused plot, fantasy characters all got to me after a while. Found I wasn't actually interested in reading anymore to find out how it turned out since I just didn't... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Don Eilenberger
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
A fun, intriguing read. Jeff Davis' fast pace has the reader flying through the words to discover what will happen next. Romance, suspense, and humor sets this book apart.
Published 23 months ago by Deb
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read!
If you an enjoy a light, snarky read, then you will love "Snaggler's Paradise". The story meanders, but the characters are so entertaining and funny, that the book is over before... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Shelly
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
Although it took me a little while to get into it I finally got the humor. It definitely kept my inyerest
Published on December 17, 2012 by nursey
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More About the Author

Jeff Davis was born and raised in Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania, the Gateway to the Poconos. In his early twenties he worked as everything from a bartender to a musician playing drums on the local circuit. Davis later began a writing career and released NESTING with the LOONS, a satiric novel with a Hiassen-like brand of humor.

Davis' latest release, a suspense/thriller entitled CRUDE (writing as J.L.Davis) is currently available in both trade paperback and Kindle editions. Currently he is working on his next novel.

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