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Big Game of Everything based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The big game of everything thing by Chris Lynch is excellent book which is very enjoyable to read. Union Jack the main character in book, also known as Jock is just looking forward for a great summer time in his grampus golf complex. But his demon brother Egon, who always makes his summer miserable, and all Egon cares about is his obsession of money. And grampus is very ambitious man with a lot of dreams even in his old age. Jock parents Leonard and Peach are nice, crazy, and clueless people who run a hair salon. Jock’s sister Meredith also works at grampus golf complex in the front desk, and she has a boyfriend Carlo who is very nice. With all these problems, could he have a great summer?
Jock has lined up the perfect summer job working at his grandfather's golf course. He figures work will probably be sporadic and he looks forward to racing around the greens in one of the golf carts from Grampus's mighty fleet. But sure enough, just like in golf, he slices.
It turns out he and his bumbling, antagonistic, younger brother, Egon, are the only caretakers Grampus has hired for the summer. And the mighty fleet turns out to be only two golf carts, and Grampus uses one of them for his dates with the lesson of the week. Like Jock, Grampus embraces the sun and heat, and somehow it's always Jock, not Egon, who gets the chore of rubbing sunscreen onto Grampus's back so he can work wearing only a kilt, creating the 13th hole of the course with his enormous digger.
Is this crazy loon the same grandfather Jock has always admired? Is his life still the life Jock envies and yearns for?
When two old friends of Grampus' show up, flashing their bling and offering to purchase his cherished snooker table, Jock begins to see a side of Grampus that he's never seen before. Leonard, Jock's flakey barbershop dad, who tries to convince people not to cut their hair; Peaches, his psychic, palm-reading mother; and even Grammus, Jock's rich and independent grandmother, surprise Jock as they come together to help Grampus save his golf course.
Jock finds out that yes, life's about playing the big game of everything, but more than that, life is about family.
In THE BIG GAME OF EVERYTHING, Chris Lynch finds humor in the mundane, and turns the ordinary into the unexpected. This novel is great for a lazy afternoon when what you want most is a quiet, calming read, with laugher sprinkled throughout.