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Bad Heir Day: A Comedy of High Class and Dire Straits

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Fun

originally posted at: www.longandshortreviews.blogspot.com ***** Anna's sense of self-worth hits tock bottom. As a "wanna-be" writer, she cannot seem to write anything but entries in her diary nor can she make a relationship work. Heeding advice from Geri, a girl she me...
originally posted at: www.longandshortreviews.blogspot.com ***** Anna's sense of self-worth hits tock bottom. As a "wanna-be" writer, she cannot seem to write anything but entries in her diary nor can she make a relationship work. Heeding advice from Geri, a girl she meets at a wedding, Anna takes a job as a writer's assistant. Her life takes major turns not the least of which is being a nanny to the eight-year-old horror, Zak, the writer's son.

Zak and his parents, the writer Cassandra and the aging rock star Jett, make the term dysfunction family come to life. Happenings in their lives are not for the faint-of-heart to read. Caustic humor about the "one-ups-man-ship" of the wealthy and of secret habits flabbergast at times.

Geri pops up often as Anna works toward "finding herself". Geri's irrepressible optimism, creative thinking, along with her uninhibited life style brightens even the gloomy old castle on the dreariest of the isles of Scotland. She sees possibilities that no one else even dreams of. She even enlivens the repressed Jamie whom Anna believes to be hopeless.

Ah, finally, Robbie, the poet, adds a touch of mystery, then, Mrs. McLeod and Nanny help stir the happenings on Skul Isle. These characters influence Anna's finding her way and quite remarkably bring hope for Cassandra, Jett, and Zak.

Wendy Holden writes a fast-paced, witty satirical comedy that reveals the imperfections of people but also shows how they rise above personal flaws and defeats to find fulfillment in their lives.

posted by LASR_Reviews on August 30, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Yuck

Very unpleasant book. Not funny at all, but filled with despair and gloom and disgusting descriptions of incredibly ugly and rude people. Bleh.

posted by Bijou1313 on July 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Thumbs down

    I thought the fowl language was unnecessary. I deleted it after the first chapter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    So far I've been disappointed in this book. While the writing i

    So far I've been disappointed in this book. While the writing is good, the plot isn't what I was hoping for. I'm unable to feel sympathy for any of the characters, due to their extreme shallowness. I don't much care for people who behave in this manner (children included!) and don't watch "reality" tv, so I am having difficutly in reading this book. I've been sticking with it hoping the story improves, since bits and pieces of it give me hope. However, it appears that this one will definitely be going in the Archive-Don't Reread it section!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Okay not great

    Not the best book nor the worst. I did relate to the plight of a budding author & what it takes to survive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    A helpless kit

    *a gray and white kit with blood on back,face and paws limp over* can i join? Im lost...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Good title, disappointing characters

    The themes in the story held a lot of promise but the characters were universally unappealing; I could never feel completely sympathetic toward the main character.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Not what I thought

    It was a good book, but all the hype on the description did not fit it. I think she could have done a great job of more meat into the story and less of the sex stuff. Not my cup of tea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Won't recommend this one

    Had a hard time reading it to the end. What kind of parent acts like that? Uugh!

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