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The Wonderful Demise of Benjamin Arnold Guppy by Gina Collia-Suzuki
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Feb 10, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: recommend
Recommended to Dee by: Author
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1

“The Wonderful Demise of Benjamin Arnold Guppy,” (or, as I like to call it, the tale of the world’s grumpiest old man), is a murderous misadventure wrapped in the guise of comedic calamities. The story gives new meaning to the old adage...that you can pick your house, you can even pick your neighborhood, but you cannot pick your neighbors.

In Gina Collia-Suzuki cautionary tale, an urban, British couple purchase what they perceive to be their dream home. On move-in day, an “unwelcoming party” of two grumpy, senile, senior citizens…their neighbors...Mr. and Mrs. Guppy...relentlessly accost the young couple.

From that first day, until the wonderful demise of Benjamin Arnold Guppy, the couple’s fantasy of a happy-ever-after existence rapidly dissolves into a living nightmare…petty verbal grievances spiral into vandalism and assassination attempts.

At times, Gina’s well-crafted fictitious tale takes on the feel of a real life horror story. How could an ordinary, sane housewife be driven to the brink of madness…beyond the brink of murder…read “The Wonderful Demise of Benjamin Arnold Guppy,” and judge for yourself.

Dee Marie ~ author of “Sons of Avalon: Merlin’s Prophecy”
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