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on October 24, 2010
This is my 2nd review in as many decades, so bare with me. On the other hand, if you have read the book in question, bear with me. The humor is great; I didn't mind the pop culture references on every page. I did however, mind the poor, pour (sic) editing. The stroy (sic) is great, but the grammar, spelling, and teh (sic) mis-useded words is (sic) over the top. Not since one guy used suppository in lieu of repository have I seen such gross misuses. Let's share a few: "One from which we may never be able to pull ourselves out of the ashes from." and "ascend to new depths of dispair,"(okay, mixed metaphor) or "I heard a little louder..."(how can you hear louder?), or en passé instead on impasse, "bowling bowl?" or "...we were the attraction with which they were converging on." Of course my favorite, "the egregious Tommy..." did he mean to call Tommy disgusting? Or gregarious, as in social and outgoing? Ok, here is my last one: "We recanted the highlights of our Wal-Mart rescue..."Why did he feel their trip to Wal-Mart was in error? Sometimes it looked as though he used a thesaurus without any comprehension of what a word really meant. The grammar was terrible; comma placement, seemed, to be random,. All of these errors took place in the 1st 15% of the book! I want to give this book a lower mark, but I really did enjoy the plot and storyline. The characters were a little over the top, but still I liked them. Buy this if you can get around the problems in editing, but be ready to interpolate, interpret or intercalate every page or phrase. Ok that was my last dig.