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More About the Author
His Getting Lucky is much more a typical P.I. novel, with some sex and violence along with touches of humor. It's set in the mill city of Lowell, Massachusetts after the arrival of thousands of Cambodian refugees to the area. The author used to live nearby and has explored its network of canals and its fascinating ethnic neighborhoods.
The author's family's sponsorship of a Cambodian family in 1980 inspired his most serious novel, Little Mountain. It's a heavily researched detective novel set in Lowell with a cop hero's flashbacks to Cambodia.
Sanchez and his wife now live in sunny New Mexico and hold fond memories of Massachusetts, which figures in all of his novels so far.
Top Customer Reviews
Most of all, I believe that you will bust your ribs laughing and only ask for more. Sequel, please, and fast! (When Cows Jump Over the Moon, perhaps?)
The 'Mystery' hinges on a lottery ticket and ceramic urn filled with a dead man's ashes. The villain, Diet Cola, is every person's worst nightmare. A horrible slob, without conscience. The characters that cross his path are a bizarre and outlandish group. Ace and Frosty, two Abbott and Costello, criminals do have a conscience although it doesn't always get in the way of their petty crimes. Elvis Hornacre believes he is the real 'King' (Elvis Presley) and dresses accordingly. He literally lets it all hang out. Calliope Vrattos is a former barmaid with a purse full of common but deadly weapons. Carrick and Brodie Durgin are a geriatric couple going blithely through life, aiding and abetting even wounded criminals, while their son, Mack Durgin, retired cop, seems to be one of the more sane people occupying the pages of the book. Mack does, however, talk to his dead friend's ashes and has an unfortunate one-night-stand with someone he visualizes as Mae West. Her boyfriend, called Zippy, because he has a zipper tattooed over his brain, takes exception and - well - it all comes together in one rollicking, fascinating wedding adventure atop the Grand Canyon where Diet Cola shows up in nothing but a hospital gown. I'll leave you now to either read the book or try to make sense of this review. Before I go, I must mention the most important character; Poindexter the pig. Do pigs really fly? Sometimes. But only when decked-out in sequins.
So, if you aren't offended by smelly arm-pits, rapid rise testosterone, and other bodily functions, then I think you'll enjoy this raunchy, highly entertaining offering by Bob Sanchez. I promise you won't read another quite like it!
As a somewhat established book critic, I can tell you that When Pigs Fly has easily earned four stars, but at least a little of the gushing praise for this book is a bit over the top. I got about forty pages into it before I even cracked a serious smile. There are a few laughs to be had by the antics of some of the sleazy criminals created by Mr. Sanchez, but the book is too short and the storyline could even be called a bit derivative of the movies mentioned. When Pigs Fly is a good, light, imaginative book, but it's no Cat's Cradle.
Although I have offered a bit of criticism of When Pigs Fly, there are, indeed, many things to like about the book. The ringleader of these is Poindexter, the pet javelina pig that wins a ribbon as his loving owner's science project and is subsequently dumped out in the desert to fend for himself. Poindexter's trials as a newly wild pig fly in and out of the storyline as the inept villains weave the main humor of the plot. Whether you find the book laugh-out-loud funny or just pleasantly humorous, you will be rootin' for Poindexter to the end!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book - I didn't think I would but as I got into it I found that I had to keep going to see what happened next.Published 4 months ago by Denverenda
I got this book as a freebie and did enjoy it. The characters weren't believable but it really didn't matter because their absurdity made it a fun story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by BarbaraJH
It moved a little slowly in parts. The short chapters were nice but did not really make you want to go on to the next.Published 15 months ago by Ronald D Powers Jr
Loved this book.Quirky characters,dizzying turns & twists,,laugh out loud antics,great plot &more fun than the law allows.When Pigs Fly was my first Bob Sanchez book... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
It started kind of interesting, but quickly got worse. I gave it 2 stars for the clever idea, but I stopped reading due to the depressing cruelty of the "loveable" (???) bad guys. Read morePublished 15 months ago by T.O.Powell
Bob Sanchez's literary talents shine in this novel, a humorous fast-paced tale that is believably unbelievable, yet it all could all happen. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Holly J. Michael
What a great sense of humor Bob Sanchez has. His books are always so entertaining.Published 17 months ago by Maryann Miller
Once I realized that "When Pigs Fly" was a wacky rollercoaster of a fun novel, I just threw my arms up and enjoyed the ride! Assuming Mr. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David Hall