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Three Scoops is a Blast! Paperback – September 4, 2010
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From the Back Cover
- 5 Stars... A choice pick for short fiction fans. ~ Midwest Book Reviews.
- Really funny... If you want a good laugh (and who doesn't) you MUST pick this book up. MUST. ~ The Book Journal
- A fun read... If you want a good laugh buy this book, read this book, then buy one for a friend. ~ Barbara Kent, Success Books
- Who knew an economist could have a sense of humour? ~ PaulTheBookGuy Podcast
Praise for "Three Scoops" Is A Blast!
- "Just like your first book, this is a hit. Everyone should grab a copy!"
- "Alex Carrick has surpassed himself and brought back the charm of the perfect short story. You will not be disappointed."
About the Author
Alex carried out his undergraduate work at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), then received an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto (U of T). He also completed the first year towards a Doctorate while living at U of T's Massey College.
The pull of the job market was too strong and Alex went to work for the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) in 1972. The CISC is a trade association representing structural steel fabricators in Canada. Mr. Carrick eventually became the Secretary-Treasurer as well as the Economist for the CISC.
Since 1985, Alex has held the position of Chief Economist/Editor with CanaData, a division of Reed Construction Data (RCD), where he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the Canadian construction industry. He is often quoted in the media and has delivered presentations throughout North America on the Canadian, United States and world construction outlooks.
Many of Alex's award-winning short stories have been compiled in the Scoops series of books as well as the Ten Tales series. The former is comprised of "Two Scoops" Is Just Right, "Three Scoops" Is A Blast! and "Four Scoops" Is Over The Top. The latter has seven titles (i.e., too numerous to mention here) and all of the books are set out on the Carrick Publishing website.
Alex is married with three children, plus a lazy dog and crazy cat that round out the household. Much of the family's life revolves around the cottage on Georgian Bay. He resides in Toronto. His wonderful wife Donna is a well-known author in the crime and intrigue fields.
Top Customer Reviews
There are so many gems in this book. Without spoiling any of it, let me just say I loved the twist that occurred in the "Madame Lazona Defense" as well as those in "The Weatherman, The Economist and the Gypsy Lady". In "I Got Robbed by a Liquor Store" I was literally convulsed with laughter as I could see myself (and you will too) in the author's shoes. Having done some public speaking, I found I could relate to "So You Think You Know Flop Sweat".
Buy this book, carry it with you and read it when you have little bytes of time. You will not be disappointed.
Barbara Kent, author Success in the Words of the Masters
A great book for those times when you need a bite of good literature to tide you over until the next meal.
While THREE SCOOPS is entertaining, not all stories are humorous. And even those that are, generally offer some redeeming social comment--i.e. something you can ponder after the story is done (if you're in the mood for pondering.)
Some stories put a smile on my face, some a frown, and some I set aside with a "Huh?" (Those may have been the ones I read after I'd downed a buba jug of margaritas.)
Great collection, Alex.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alex Carrick has proven himself to be an awesome short story writer, and a very funny talent. I enjoyed every bit of this book, and couldn't wait to leap into Four Scoops. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Tony Healey
Alex has done a fabulous job of compiling short stories that will keep you laughing and smiling. But, there's more to these stories than just laughs - insightful and filled with... Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by ODella Wilson
I received this book as a gift and I must say I quite enjoyed it. Lovely little short stories, each with values to be gleaned. Highly recommended.Published on May 29, 2011 by M. Franklin