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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living by Martin Clark
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May 03, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: award-winner-or-nominee, mystery, own-it, read-in-2011, reviewed, signed-edition
Read from April 30 to May 03, 2011

Martin Clark has created a cast of characters who come alive and are oddly believable in their actions during the course of this novel. The inhabitants of this story generally don't conform to the standard ideas of behavior and tend to do what is necessary to enjoy the moment and disregard the future.

Judge Evers Wheeling, a pot smoker from Norton, North Carolina, is on his way to work when he's approached by a well dressed, attractive woman who asks for a moment of his time.

What transpires next is almost a scene we could expect from the Andy Griffin TV show. The woman, Ruth Esther, insists on privacy and she and the judge ene up in a vacant restroom in a local business.

Evers thinks he's being set-up and Ruth asks him to be lenient on her brother when he comes before the court. She adds the she helped steal $100,000. Her father was the mastermind but has died. She needs her brother for his part of the puzzle to find the money. She tells Wheeling that she'll share her part with him if he agrees.

Wheeling has a brother, Pascal, who lives in a mobile home and spends much of his time high on pot. While Evers put away much of his family inheritance, Pascal spent his and doesn't have a care in the world.

The story relates the attempt to recover the money and the surprises that await them as they go along.

We also follow the divorce attempt of Wheeling after he and the sheriff discover Wheeling's wife at a motel with a local farmer.

Filled with amusing moments, this novel certainly entertained. The book is for those who enjoy unusual characters doing improbable things and having fun while they do.
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Reading Progress

04/30/2011 page 60
17.0% "...I'm the one who left you and chose to be with someone else."
05/01/2011 page 150
43.0% ""Didn't you have them appraised? I gave them to you in advance so you could.""

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