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Tales of a Washed-Up Neverwas by Scott Mallory
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Mar 19, 2012

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*DISCLAIMER - I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway*

First of all, hats off to the fabulous cover art for this novel. The well drawn zombie and skeleton along with a radio tower surrounded by skulls, the label on the cover stating WARNING! This book will offend you. All of the detailing on the cover made me want to read this novel right away.

What really stood out in this particular novel was the almost biographical writing style of the author. It reads more like a group of stories about a radio show host, rather than a typical beginning, middle and end story. There are a lot of leaps to anecdotal tales from the main character's past, which can be hard to follow at times but give insight into the life of the main character. Ben Better, the protagonist is whiny, conceited and slightly annoying. Which is probably why the cover says that the book would be offensive and shocking. His tales of life in the world of radio appeal to readers who are interested in juicy gossip of how a radio station might actually work.

Overall it was an enjoyable read, although be forewarned some of the stories are crude or just plain disgusting (Toe in a jar, anyone?). This almost 300 page book was a pleasant surprise.
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Scott Tasha,
Thanks for taking the time to read and review the book.
Take Care,

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