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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!
But I did find a fine summer read: WHEN PIGS FLY by Bob Sanchez.
Imagine John Kennedy Toole's CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES goes to the Southwest.
An amazing mix of ribald, raucous and raunchy characters -- including a javelina and one bad guy nicknamed Diet Cola -- pursue the American dream, while our hero, retired police officer Mack Durgin, complete with dotty and doting parents, tries to honor the ashes of a dear friend.
Mack's quest truly begins at The Snake in the Grass, a cheap bar, where Mack confronts his melancholy over his wife's death by drinking himself to oblivion and awakening with a missing wallet, a hammering headache, and a memory of a woman with unbelievable breasts.
If the plot were only funny and fantastical, that would be enough. But Sanchez, with his vivid description, brings an astonishing diverse cast of characters to life, each character endearing in his or her very unique way. It's also clear that Sanchez loves the desert. His skill in crafting description leads to sheer reading pleasure. One example as two shady types case a small bungalow: "Its gray shingles were all curled up and covered with pine needles, and its gray cupboard siding looked like somebody hit it with a hammer in eleventy-two places."
Sanchez gives us a story that entertains as we follow the whimsical adventures of characters who seemingly have nothing in common. As his engaging crew of characters gather at the overlook to the Grand Canyon after a cross-country romp, Sanchez redefines a comic misadventure with sympathy and authentic caring for the dreams we share about love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
WHEN PIGS FLY? Perfect summer reading!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good, light read to pass thie time. Some interesting and confused characters.Published 6 months ago by Henry
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 10 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 11 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 21 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 22 months ago by Linda
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 22 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 23 months ago by Holly J. Michael
What a great sense of humor Bob Sanchez has. His books are always so entertaining.Published on August 24, 2014 by Maryann Miller