- File Size: 2031 KB
- Print Length: 138 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J. M. Davis; 3 edition (September 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011856PTU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,636,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The characters: Jack LaBloom is a wannabe romance writer with THE WORST story ideas ever—so terrible, they are laugh out loud funny. You can totally hear the literary agent blinking with a “Whuuuu???” Zelda is a 98 year old psychic. Yes, you read that right. And she’s a snarky little spitfire, too. Her predictions are surely based on having orbited around the sun so many times, and her deadpan delivery had me wheezing with laughter. Leon is a retired bank robber—not a dangerous one, and one who has paid his debt to society—except for those heists the police never blamed him for. He ends up having a heart of gold and a sly way of making things right. (no spoilers) Add in the clueless bikini-and-beer newlywed couple next door and Jack’s loving wife, and this little community of cabins by the lake in the Hamptons is right where I want to take a vacation.
The plot: The story is almost like reading a sit-com. Each chapter has its own arc, and they tie loosely together with an overall progression. The thread that ties it all together is Jack LaBloom’s fruitless quest to be published, but along the way, there are many mishaps and moments that tell real stories of love and friendship.
The style: I’m still not sure where to classify this book, though I suppose “Humor” is closest. If you’ve ever seen the Canadian comedy The Red Green Show, something in the zany collection of characters living around a lake will feel familiar. I chuckled a lot while reading it. The author has a marvelous sense of satire, but there were also many whimsical moments that punched me in the gut with a good feeling that life isn’t always so bad.
I really hope there are sequels because I greatly enjoyed this book. Solid 4.5 stars!