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One Big Damn Puzzler

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    I've recomended this numerous times, it's never disappointed.

    This is such a creative story! There are so many great characters. I love the islanders manner of speaking. The main character is endearing with his o.c.d ways. There are so many different elements to the story, but everything put together makes a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    Unlike anything else you may have read

    Life on a remote south pacific island juxtaposed with western notions of happiness and prosperity are explored in a touching, and unique tale which will have you laughing out loud. One Big Damn Puzzler is in a league of its own, it's too hard to compare it to anything else. Just read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2007

    great read

    Creative storyline that makes you laugh and think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2007

    PERFECT SUMMER READ!

    This book has it all! If you can get past the graphic beach scenes you will love this book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    the Brits gave them Shakespeare - the Americans left guns, landmines, and lawsuits

    On a remote South Pacific island, most of the inhabitants have lost one or both limbs due to landmines left by the American military years ago. In that environs, American attorney William Hardt arrives to coordinate compensation for those native victims of the military¿s neglect. To his shock they all speak English, albeit the King¿s English not the Americanized version. --- However, he meets a strange bunch of locals starting with the seemingly articulate Managua, who plans to translate Hamlet into island pidgin. He finds more oddities as parents preferring daughter dress their sons in female garb, pigs running loose owning the island because they are descendents of the British colonization, and the use by apparently everyone of the hallucinogenic 'kassa'. However, the most stunning thing of all remains the all natural giant toilet bowl ¿shitting beach' where everyone goes to take a communal crap. Still Hardt completes the mission though he has no concept of what he wrought when the serpent reentered paradise. --- Nothing is sacred as John Harding acerbically rips the globalization of American military-big business exploitation f the world. The story line is filled with jabs, hooks, and crosses including several below the belt as ONE BIG DAMN PUZZLER satirizes everything from the misuse of the 9/11 tragedy to the ¿corporacizing¿ war fighting to the growing of big government by those claiming small government goals to the illusion of a giant toilet bowl beach dump where anyone can pollute with all natural crap. The natives sum up this humorous often gross satire by knowing the Brits gave them Shakespeare while the Americans left guns, landmines, and lawsuits. --- Harriet Klausner

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