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Shoveling Smoke

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

So funny it hurts!

I have not read a book this funny in years! I read the entirety in one sitting, reading half of it out loud to my husband who was rolling off the couch laughing. This book is not shallow humor, though. The authors delve into serious topics - ethics, religion, polit...
I have not read a book this funny in years! I read the entirety in one sitting, reading half of it out loud to my husband who was rolling off the couch laughing. This book is not shallow humor, though. The authors delve into serious topics - ethics, religion, politics - with depth, wisdom, and thoughtfulness. They explore the obvious flaws of main characters Gilliam Stroud and Hardwick Chandler, as well as the deeper and more perverse flaws of pious Paul Primrose or respected Stan-the-Man Pulaski. And the ending! The plot has more twists than a crooked East Texas road! Each one is more surprising and surreal than the last, yet completely believable. I shut the book feeling completely satisfied that justice prevailed.

posted by Anonymous on February 1, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Tastless

I fail to see how alcoholism and adultry are subjects for humor considering how many lives have been ruined by them . This book is tastless and i'll not read another book from an author i couldnt finish a100 pages k.j.

posted by 18200979 on April 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Most likely will not even finish this book

    If you like ridiculous plots, bad language and stupid sex, this is for you.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Tastless

    I fail to see how alcoholism and adultry are subjects for humor considering how many lives have been ruined by them . This book is tastless and i'll not read another book from an author i couldnt finish a100 pages k.j.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

    Recommend

    I enjoyed this book. It's a quick read and has some funny parts. Enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Didn't care for it

    It was an effort to try and read this book. After reading about a third of the way, I decided to Archive this book and move on to once I would enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Boring

    Not worth reading





    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Not my sense of humor, I guess. I didn't even finish the book.

    Not my sense of humor, I guess. I didn't even finish the book.

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    Posted April 7, 2013

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    Posted April 20, 2013

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