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I laughed so hard at some parts that my hubby put down his book and read my Kindle cause he had to know what I found so amusing.
Download the sample, if you like that chapter - you'll love the rest of the book!
However. The book would still have excessive ableism, sexism, and even racism in the guise of humor throughout. At no point in the entire book is Mr. Conifer kind to people who need mobility devices, often letting his narrator play the role of "disability police" when describing anyone and everyone using any assistive device. An equal opportunity "satirist", Mr. Conifer attempts gay jokes, class jokes (poor people sure are funny!), and race jokes ("I'm not a racist but..."). Unfortunately, his attempts at humor fall flat and land in the "this just stinks" category.
Now that the book costs $0.99 to read, I can't in good faith recommend it. If you need race jokes and disability bashing, try real life instead. (Then again, when it was free, I also couldn't recommend it. Price does not improve this book.)
I just finished reading Snodgrass Vacation by Dave Conifer. I found the book to be delightful and entertaining for many reasons.
The interplay between Dave and Vinnie was interesting. Just trying to find out how Dave would react to some of Vinnie's dialog was enough to keep me turning the pages. I felt both of these characters were well developed.
The character Nancy was a character that you could both admire and hate. She was domineering, yet at the same time, her methods seemed to help both families enjoy their vacation more than they would have had her personality been less domineering. Her character was well developed.
The character Marcie was adorable. I hope if the author writes a sequel he will further develop that character. I'd love to see where that leads.
Of the children, I think Kyle was the most developed character.
I found the descriptions of the experiences with the crowds to be entertaining. I've never been to such a huge theme park, but I have been to Opryland in Tennessee. My experience there mimicked in miniature many of the experiences related in the book. I even saw some people drop out of the line for the river raft ride after seeing some passengers emerge soaking wet, so in that regard I could really relate to the story.
In some ways this book is a study in human behavior in such an environment. I haven't been a really major theme park, but as I said before, I have been to a smaller park, and what I witnessed there is enough to convince me that the author is probably close to the truth on the behavior of many visitors.
All that, and funny too. Now that is an achievement.
The author told a good story that was entertaining. I highly recommend the book.
Well done sir.
The book clearly tries to satirize a place known so well by many of us. It is, however so intent on mocking the venue that the author loses track of his attempt to also tell a story. He would almost have been better to simply take one of the many guides to the parks in question and then do a rewrite incorporating some of the funny appellations and ideas he had. As it was, incorporating it into a somewhat silly story, the author seemed burdened by the whole thing. The story got lost and the "humor" became annoying.
I'm really sorry. I wanted to like this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some of these scenes are exactly what being at the giant mouse amusement park is like. Whew! I was seeing myself in Nancy. Yes, guilty as charged. This was so funny. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit light and the humor down to earth, not LOL, but definitely close to home. I'll probably look for something more from this author.Published 8 months ago by Wendy's Mom
The Snodgrass's, who live in the capital of ordinariness, Indianapolis, Indiana, go on vacation with friends one of whom looks, sounds and acts like Fred Flintstone. Read morePublished 15 months ago by H. Temple
This book would have been a lot better if the author didn't go into so much detail about everything. And I do mean everything. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by tjslinks
I bought this after reading just one paragraph of the excerpt. We love Disney and Dave hit a vacation to the Mouse spot on. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by vickie chandler
The descriptions of the rides and attractions just went on and on and on...some of it was amusing, but overall this book was barely worth reading. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Right from the beginning this book had me laughing! I've been to Disney over 7 times and this book gets all the funny things that go on at the parks. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Stacy Cobb
I read this book on Kindle and liked it so much that I bought a hard copy for my son who is an advid Disney fan. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Debrah A. Erickson
I found this book to be entertaining, though I feel it could have easily been about 1/3 shorter. After about the 2/3 mark, it seemed to be a rehash of the beginning, but in a... Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by Lucy
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