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by Joel Travis
After his compact car is hit by a large truck, Brit Moran believes that his final moments are imminent, and makes a lengthy deathbed confession to operating an illegal sports gambling racket in Dallas for five years. Fortunately, Moran's injuries are not fatal; unfortunately, his compromising admissions have been heard by a motley assortment of bedside visitors, including ...more
Nook, 290 pages
Published December 27th 2010 by Joel Travis
(first published December 22nd 2010)
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Don't let the unattractive cover fool you--there really is a great book within. Filtered through the jaundiced mind of the low-life protagonist, this is some of the funniest narrative and dialogue I've read in years. The humor flows naturally and never comes off as phony or forced, being totally consistent with how Moran looks at life and other people from his uniquely egocentric point of view. And the mystery is well-developed, too, with a most intriguing troop of secondary characters. I think ...more
This was an enjoyable little quick read. The main character, Brit Moran, was so ineffectual and inept in almost every way and so completely unaware of it that his self-musings were hilarious. This is more of a book to be enjoyed than taken seriously and enjoy it I did. He was very self-absorbed and almost completely lacking in basic social skills. However, these qualities made him more endearing, at least to me, than annoying. The basic gist is that after a very serious automobile accident, he m ...more
This was a funny murder mystery book but I felt that it was lacking somewhere. The characters were not as developed as I would have liked and it was short yet too long. I say short because there could have been so much more woven into this book/storyline but it was filled with a lot of nonsense stuff that I skimmed over (such as the old girlfriend story). Overall I found it to be amusing and a quick read.