Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are back at it, two years after the events of Dove Season - they’re not exactly the luckiest guys in the Imperial Valley, but, hey, they win more fights than they lose.
Settled on his own farmland and living like a true family man after years of irresponsible fun, Jimmy’s got a straight life cut out for him. But he’s knocking years off that life thanks to fun-yet-dangerous Bobby’s booze-addled antics - especially now that Bobby is single, volatile as ever, and bored as hell.
When Bobby’s teenage daughter goes missing, he and Jimmy take off on a misadventure that starts out as merely unfortunate and escalates to downright calamitous. Bobby won’t hesitate to kick a hornets’ nest to get the girl to safety, but when the rescue mission goes riotously sideways, the duo’s grit - and loyalty to each other - is put to the test.
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"Loved it, despite not being my usual genre"
Yes! The narration is excellent!
Jimmy puts his own sheets on the hotel bed. Bobby goes on a tirade about germs being innocuous, and claiming he needs e-coli in his food, for flavor.
Scott Merriman truly brings these characters to life. In fact, I listened to "Dove Season," which was narrated by a different person, and (meaning no disrespect to the other narrator) it just wasn't the same. Merriman owns Bobby's voice, especially.
Bobby! But it have to be a bar and grill. Anything fancier than that, and he'll get kicked out for lewd behavior before he's seated.
This isn't my typical genre, but it was available through Kindle Unlimited, so I gave it a try. To be sure, it's a relatively vulgar book, but it's always situation appropriate, and often it seemed to mock vulgarity, via vulgarity. Also, I'd love to hear "Dove Season" narrated by Merriman.
"Art of Swearing"
Same characters from "Dove Season", but different adventure. One of the guy's daughter is bum fighting and gone missing. I laughed out loud at the first paragraph. "Plaster City" is what I was hoping for after "Dove Season." The book is not a sequel from "Dove Season", but I highly recommend the previous book before starting "Plaster City." Both books are downright funny with foul language, crude jokes and yet clever.
Johnny Shaw is not a poet or will ever write something substantial to win the Pulitzer. He is an author for people who wants to be entertain with crude humor and language that we all use. I found Shaw to be funny and witty with each of his screw up characters.
There are a few reviews that I've read that "Plaster City" is pointless and fill with the "F" bombs. True, but these critics doesn't get the jokes from Shaw. I don't like stand-up comedy because most of their monologues are in bad taste. Most comedians use way more curse words in an hour than Johnny Shaw does in his books.
There are some great jokes in "Plaster City." It's a must read after "Dove Season." I really like Shaw's dialogues because that is how most of us talks when we are relaxing.
For someone that like this author, you have to like the art of swearing in a clever way.
Can't wait for more from the Fiasco's series.
"Just a Fiasco"
A sad and unfortunately somewhat believable account of what one would expect when two ignorant, stupid and thoughtless fools attempt to solve their problems with fighting, alcohol and creative but overbearing use of the F word. It was way over priced as a free kindle book, the whispersync price of $1.99 increased the pain somewhat.
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