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Preview — Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston
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
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
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 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
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.
I used to read so called religious books when I thought I was going to be a missionary (nun).
Wow, though I in a different space in my life, I totally love this book. It's a real feel good book that helped me remember the simplicity of life when one accepts subsistence!!!