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"Extremely well-written." - Jury for the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize
 
"Royal Flush is one of those books I could read over and over again." - The Bibliophilic Book Blog
 
"A very entertaining book." - Eastern Sunset Reads
 
"Recommended for anyone who loves to laugh." - The Coffee Pot

"This novel was extremely well written for this genre.... This writer has told a difficult story well." -- Jury for the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize

"The writing is good. It is airy and quick, and this is not the kind of book where you would want people to linger or struggle to push themselves through it." -- Jury for the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize

"Witty, humorous, fun!" -- Marija F. Sullivan, author, Sarajevo Walls of Fate

"I stepped into this other world with ease, then started smiling." -- Victoria Twead, author, Chickens, Mules & Two Old Fools

About the Author

Scott Bartlett has been writing fiction since he was 15. His medieval comedy novel Royal Flush received the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize, and his contemporary novel Taking Stock received both the Percy Janes First Novel Award and the Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award. He also recently placed 2nd in Grain Magazine's Canada-wide Short Grain short story competition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Mirth Publishing (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981286704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981286709
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,468,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I needed a comic break and this book provided it. I laughed out loud for the first half. Then I started to get bored with the continuing stupidity so I quit and moved onto something else. Later I came back and finished it and realized that it bumbled into being a pretty good story with some interesting life commentary.
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By Lina on February 27, 2012
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This book was a lot of fun to read! When I first started reading it I couldn't figure out what it was reminding me of. I finally put my finger on it: Monty Python! The story has a fun plot with lots of twists and turns. Lots of good laughs and satire on our society and what the meaning of love is.
You will love this book for the great comedic satire and fantastic plot!
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If Terry Pratchett were ever to retire, Scott Bartlett could easily fill his shoes. Scott truly has the gift of writing. This story is indeed a blend of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. It keeps you interested as well as entertained from start to finish. The characters are very likeable and the story is fun. I am looking forward to his next book!
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Truly one of the most bizarre stories I think I've ever read. That being said, it is a hilarious story about a King who wasn't much of a ruler and his search for love. He does despicable things which lead to the eventual overthrow of his throne. This read is just fun. If you can't enjoy tongue in cheek humor, may want to pass, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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If you like really silly books, this is one for you. Personally, it is a little too silly for me. If the central character, the king, was a little more believable it would have helped but, unfortunately, he, like all the characters, were rather one dimensional. A certain amount of stereotyping is excusable in comedy, but here every character was just transparently shallow. When a character is too stupid and has no redeeming characteristics, the reader has a hard job caring about him and what is supposed to be funny falls flat.

I've read some excellent books in the humorous fantasy category, but they all had, along with believable and likeable characters, some social or political comment that gave them a bite that this one lacked.

In its favour, the copy was clean, and each of the stories - the book consisted of four stories about the same characters - was well constructed and paced. The prose was simple and effective, suitable to the style of book. All it needs is more work on the characters and preferably some point to it.

I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
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I near cracked up reading this. Buddy,that was a story and a half. It reminds me of those old Monty Python skits. Funny? Boys oh boys I'll say it's funny. Sure I near split a gut reading it. Go on now. Break down and buy the book. You knows you wants to!
MUN all da way brudder!!
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I got this book for free when it was offered on one of my Facebook favorite walls. I read like there is no tomorrow and even more since I got my Kindle. Amazon offers free books all the time, which gives you an opportunity to check out new and/or different authors you might not normally know or read.

I loved this book and will continue to read this author. I gladly pay for more of this author's work!
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This was probably the funniest book I've read in years. It reminds me of some of the books Robert Klane wrote in the 1970s, and Christopher Moore is writing right now. It also had a little "Princess Bride" flavor. I found myself casting different actors in a movie version. I settled on Simon Pegg for Mud, Ricky Gervaise for King Cedric, and Jack Nicholson for the newspaper editor. That would be awesome. I look forward to Bartlett's next book.
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