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Amazing Disgrace by James Hamilton-Paterson
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Jul 08, 2010

really liked it

Very witty follow-up to Cooking with Fernet Branca. A lot less discussion of food, but the meals are just as weird. The main character, Gerry, is more fully developed in this book and he is one cynical, snarky, sick and wickedly funny guy.

Gerry is sick of his career as a biographer to sports stars, mostly due to his disdain for his sports star clients. In this book, his main client is a one-armed, grandmother yachtswoman eager to be famous. She is an excellent target for Gerry's cynicism and wit and through his work with her, he meets other characters that allow him to show more of his personality.

The situations he gets himself into are laugh out loud funny. I'm not typically into bathroom humor, but Hamilton-Paterson manages to make it a bit more cerebral. And what's with the PowRTabs, Gerry?

I am looking forward to the third book in this series.

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Reading Progress

July 8, 2010 – Started Reading
July 8, 2010 – Shelved
July 8, 2010 –
page 25
July 12, 2010 –
page 250
July 13, 2010 –
page 305
July 14, 2010 – Finished Reading

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