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A Comic Novel by Donovan O'Malley: Against the backdrop of a possible nuclear war over Russian missiles in Cuba, seventeen-year old American, Andy, has left sunny California to study at The 'Rossetti' School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford. "It shall be the policy of this Nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere ...more
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Published April 1st 2011 by Lemongulchbooks
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I received this book from GoodReads FirstReads GiveAway. I am not sure if the author was manic when he was writing this, or if he just meant for all the characters to seem manic. This book was frenetic and unrealistic, with the main character, the Yank, have a combination best/worst week ever, even though he barely left his basement room. I am obviously not the target audience, but I am not sure who would be.
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Our Yank by Donovan O’Malley

Final Verdict: 2.75 out of 4.0

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Our Yank is the story of 17-year-old American Andy, who moves to England to study Art at Oxford University. Andy is a bit of a neurotic, obsessively and detrimentally consumed by the tension between America and Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He moves into a homegrown hostel, run by a quirky elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’ s disease and who, it would seem, lo
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DONOVAN O'MALLEY: Easily One of the Finest Comedy Writers Today!

OUR YANK is yet another brilliant novel by Donovan O'Malley: his previous books include the hilarious LEMON GULCH, THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING SPUNK, and THE JIIMMY JONES SKANDAL. As wildly hilarious as are his books, O'Malley's real gift come from his creating outrageous characters who are so well developed in this skillful hands that should any one of them step off the page and into the room, they would be instantly recognizable. The
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Donovan O’Malley has worked primarily as a dramatist. His plays have been produced and broadcast by the BBC; ABC Australia, where he won the Major Award for Drama; Austrian National Radio; RAI, Italy and virtually every network in Germany. His television play, The End, was broadcast by Channel Four (England) and Netherlands Television. He is a native Californian and lives in Europe. He is a member ...more
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