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Rat Bastard (Pop Goes the Weasel #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Patrick “Weasel” Weasley is worried he’s not spending enough time with his new boyfriend Tony, now that they are living and working in different towns. He decides the best way to cement the relationship is to buy Tony a ring for Christmas. Unfortunately, Weasel's evil stepfather--a rat bastard if ever there was one--has cut him off without a cent, and he is left with no ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published March 10th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published March 9th 2014)
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John Inman
Mar 25, 2014 John Inman rated it it was amazing
I think I may have said this this at some time or other already, but I love Stephen Osborne's books. I love the way he writes. I love the silly situations he gets his characters into. I love the funny little one-liners he comes up with. (Suitcase full of bowling balls springs to mind.) I'm not sure, but I think maybe Rat Bastard is my new favorite of his. As far as I'm concerned there isn't enough comedy in this genre. But with Osborne you can pretty much bet the farm you'll be getting some much ...more
I've finished it, Noooooooooooo

OK I admit, I was a teensy weeny bit apprehensive to read this book. After not only falling in love with Weasel in book one, I was completely captured by the humour, so yeah often sequels don't live up to expectations. Boy am I happy to report this lived up to all my hopes and dreams.

Weasel again is just a series of accidents waiting to happen, and happen they did. Poor Weasel really can't catch a break in this non stop roller-coaster ride of laughs and just a te
2.5 stars

When I first read the story of Weasel in Pop Goes the Weasel a couple of years ago, I was quite amused by it. I thought it was an entertaining comedy of errors story with all the mischief and mayhem that Weasel got himself into.

Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me this time. Maybe it was the wrong kind of mood that I had when I was reading this – but I did feel that the story felt a little too hard. It seemed that Weasel was trying to be funny in every single scene or every single parag
Jul 31, 2014 Jenn rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I’ve been a fan of this author’s other series, the Duncan Andrews Thriller. What worked for me in all of those books seems to have had a similar formula but the dial has gone towards too much of everything.

The main character, Weasel, is extremely unlikable to me, and the whole book read as if some spoiled, lazy brat was talking to me about the people in his life, what he thought of them, and why things weren’t fair. He’s got a very frenetic air to him, and the kid rambles and switches t
May 27, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-read, z-2014
I enjoyed this one even more than the first book. The more I read about Weasel the more I love him. Hopefully this is not the end of his story!
2.5 stars. Some funny moments but it was a little long winded in places.
Sep 24, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it
Fun! Less of a Sherlock Holmes and more of a Jeeves and Wooster.
Ulysses Dietz
Jun 15, 2014 Ulysses Dietz rated it really liked it
Rat Bastard by Stephen Osborne

Four stars

Rat Bastard is the sequel to Stephen Osborne’s whimsical farce Pop Goes the Weasel. I gave that book three stars (which for me is “good”), largely because I didn’t like the main character Patrick Carrington Weasley, known to his friends as Weasel. I said at the end of that review that Weasel was showing signs of improvement and that I had hopes for book two.

And my hopes were well founded.

Weasel is a college boy, a trust-fund baby who has partied and slept
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