Travel to Boonville with John Gibson & meet all the quirky characters who call the small California town home. John inherits his eccentric Grandmo...moreTravel to Boonville with John Gibson & meet all the quirky characters who call the small California town home. John inherits his eccentric Grandmother Sarah's home after her passing away. Looking for a change he decides to move to this town that's known for having it's own odd language. If you're looking for something a little different, something not so mainstream, then I highly suggest giving Boonville a chance! Filled with quirky, eccentric characters, a memorable plot filled with twists & turns, it will surely keep you entertained & laughing along the way. Though I will say it does have some adult behavior in it, so I would not recommend it for anyone underage or those easily offended. That being said Boonville was an entertaining read filled with humor, love, life & choices.(less)
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review stating my honest opinion of this book! Houdini Pie was a rollicking good read! Set i...moreI received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review stating my honest opinion of this book! Houdini Pie was a rollicking good read! Set in California in the 1930's this book is based loosely on true events! The quirky characters include Hal a celebrated baseball pitcher, his sad mother & his father the bootlegger, always looking for a quick way to make money! You will also meet a few other quirky characters throughout the book. Everyone has caught wind of the long buried secret of the mythical Hopi treasure! Everyone is set out to find this mythical treasure & their adventures & dealings you won't soon forget! This entertaining novel has it all! It's got long buried treasure, a bit of history, quirky characters that you won't soon forget, love, baseball, bootleggers, crooked politicians & twists & turns that will keep you reading! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Houdini Pie & I for one am hoping the author is planning on writing another novel! Though this is Paul's first published novel I would definitely look forward to reading another! Filled with humor & suspense I would recommend this book to anyone!(less)
The California Roll was a romping good read! Hang out with Radar the super witty con artist & the other cast of characters that will be sure to ke...moreThe California Roll was a romping good read! Hang out with Radar the super witty con artist & the other cast of characters that will be sure to keep you entertained! But wait, there's more! There's so much conning going on, this book is like a roller coaster ride! A twist here, a turn there, another twist here! You won't want to put it down! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this & would definitely love read more from Vorhaus! This is a read that will keep you entertained & laughing til the end!(less)
Looking for a great summer read or just a fun book!? Look no further! If you're having a Hissy Fit of your own this is the perfect book to curl up &...moreLooking for a great summer read or just a fun book!? Look no further! If you're having a Hissy Fit of your own this is the perfect book to curl up & forget with! Filled, as always, with eccentric, hilarious & warm characters that you won't soon forget! This entertaining read will take you on twists & turns filled with humor, mystery & intrigue! Meet Keeley, the fiance of A.J. Jernigan. At their rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding, Keeley finds A.J. with her maid of honor in the country club board room, with her skirt above her head! Keeley pitches the biggest Hissy Fit of the year! Who can blame her!? After that Keeley, an interior designer, throws herself into working on a huge project...Will Mahoney's derelict antebellum mansion. Here's the catch! Keeley has to decorate the house for a woman whom Will has never met, but he has fallen in love with! Sounds crazy right!? Can she pull it off!? Pick up this book, sit back, relax & get ready to laugh!(less)
An addiction to Speakeasy's & Gambling lands Jack Romaine in hot water! In more trouble than he can get out of, Jack ends up being recruited by a...moreAn addiction to Speakeasy's & Gambling lands Jack Romaine in hot water! In more trouble than he can get out of, Jack ends up being recruited by a Cincinnati gangster to retrieve said gangsters stolen money & railroad bonds. Jack is not the only one after the loot though! This wild adventure ends up leading him to Kaleidoscope, FL, a town for the freaks to live during off season of the carnival. In Kaleidoscope Jack is the odd man out. It being a town full of dwarfs, Siamese twins, sword-swallowers & many other types of odd people. Can he convince all of them that he is genuine while trying to hide his true meaning of being there?
I loved this book! It's full of twists & turns, ups & downs, humor, discovery & more! I was laughing one minute while in the next it would be tugging at my heartstrings. Kaleidoscope was an entertaining, rather quick read while at the same time will make you stop & think while taking a look around at the end. I would highly recommend this one to anyone who likes circus/carnival type reads or even to someone looking for something with a little adventure.(less)
When I think of how to describe this book I am reminded of John Irving's writing. The reason for that is some of the characters & events that take...moreWhen I think of how to describe this book I am reminded of John Irving's writing. The reason for that is some of the characters & events that take place in the book I believe are comparable to the feel of an Irving book. Which is not meant as an insult as I am an Irving fan!
With that being said you also cannot mistake this book being written by Conroy. It has his vivid, beautiful descriptions of places & surroundings which he is known for. It's so easy to imagine the places he writes about even when you haven't been there.
As for the book overall I found it to be very good. Entertaining, nice flow & easy to read. The story takes place starting in the 1960's up to the 1990's. The main character Leo King is a child when the story begins & goes throughout his life up to an adult. Both a coming of age story as well as a look into events that took place in the stories time periods. Such as racism & AIDS. Of course I have to mention Leo's group of unforgettable friends too! Friends from all walks of life & their adventures & life growing up together. Friends you won't soon forget! I was very pleased with this book.
It had the coming of age, history, love & adventure. A little something for everyone! I would recommend this book to any Irving fans as well as all Conroy fans. If you're looking for a book about life, growing up & the hardship of growing up in a certain time period this is a great one!(less)
Another great Spellman book! Just as entertaining, funny & fast paced as the first book! Watch out Stephanie Plum! Izzy Spellman is on the loose!...moreAnother great Spellman book! Just as entertaining, funny & fast paced as the first book! Watch out Stephanie Plum! Izzy Spellman is on the loose! Fans of Evanovich's Plum series should definitely check out this series!(less)