Flabbergasted (Flabbergasted #1)
Jay is new in town, young and successful, and not afraid to plop down in a pew to scope out the females. What he finds is a lovely-yet-unusual missionary with a warped sense of humor and a wicked throwing arm. She and a w
Also? This book is so simple, it could have been written by a monkey.
A must read.
Jay is a young professional man recently relocated to South Carolina. To meet girls, he checks out the Presbyterian church and ends up on a singles trip. Packed with hilarity, Jay narrates the events, his spiritual questions, his observatio ...more
From the moment I started this book by Ray Blackston I couldn’t put it down. I can’t attribute it to one particular thing but to a gift of combined talents that hooked me. These include his superb writing, keen observations, ability for humor, and a unique story telling style, all from a single man’s perspective.
The main character, Jay, an investment broker is single, new in town, and has recently broken up with his girlfriend. Though he’s not necessar ...more
Like the Atlantic beaches, the words breeze into the mind and leaves the reader buoyant with a smile and in anticipation of what will happen next to Jay.
I would say that the magic didn't happen when Jay walked into North Hills. Nor did it happen when he join the singles class or labeled the women on the beach The Numericals. It happened when a blond food-throwing ...more
I admit I didn't read every word... I wanted to read this because the last section of the book takes part in Ecuador. The two main characters are there doing missionary service and since that's where I did my missionary service I was intrigued and I did read everything in that part of the book. There weren't any colossal mistakes about Ecuador. The main character did mention the conversion rate but it was stated in a joking way so maybe I should give that the benefit of the doubt. ...more
- and because it was about a dollar on amazon
- Basically, while I did like the story, It didn't blow me away
- This book is for older readers as the language is slightly more sophisticated but it's still understandable
- I think that when teenagers like me pick up a book, we expect like a really huge climax, a big adventure.
- This is probably why young adults get an entire selection of books catered to them
- w ...more
And, I read every word. I get irked by people who skim a book and then write a review. That said, let me tell you what I thought.
The idea of the book intrigued me quite a bit, in large part because I grew up in church and also live in South America. I think the author had quite a sense of humor with the whole Single's Class - especially the spreadsheet ranking the local church single's groups! I think the author did a great job relating wha ...more
I'm not usually a romcom reader, but this was recommended to me. I did enjoy it.
The story dragged in places, which admittedly I skimmed. But overall it was a fun read that kept me interested, with the bonus of providing a few chuckles here and there.
It is rather quite surprising though because in the end you just have to realize that this is not like any other romantic comedy you see on bookstores and shelves. It is a journey of a stockbroker through life - finding and discovering meaning and purpose despite of overwhelming opportunities (a 6-figure job in Manhattan, how' ...more
Even though I guessed early on in which direction the plot was going, the end was not completely what I expected.
I am usually not too much interested in the core subject (church, missionary), but I still enjoyed this story.