What could possibly go wrong when winning tickets to the Antiques Road Show?
What should you do when police arrive at the beach where you and a hundred other people are swimming nude?
How concerned should you be if the Giza camel on which you are riding on is overly virile, highly temperamental and highly aggressive?
Can Winston and his co-workers in Mobile, Alabama survive a violent attack from a flock of killer chickens?
In this collection of short stories, Winston Weston faces these and many more questions on his many unpredictable journeys at home and abroad, which provide him with much accidental life experience and questionably treasurable moments. With a knack for finding trouble, Winston never faces a dull moment as he attempts to get out of sticky situations, accompanied by a host of varied and wacky characters who tend to add to the mayhem. From college, exploring ports of call in the Navy and beyond, these entertaining tales follow Winston as event after event turns entirely different than he'd expected.
|Publisher:||Ernest S. Martin|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Kiss My McCracken
2. Drucilla and the Killer Prom Dresses
3. Texas Hold'em
4. One Egg, Two Egg, Three Egg Four
Naval Mediiterranean Travelogues:
5. Spanish Flies
6. In de Nile
7. Shalom ye Maties
8. Bella Napoli
10. A Tale from the East: Spies of the Unicorn
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite Kiss My McCracken: And other original tales in the life of Winston Weston by Ernest S. Martin is a collection of ten stories following its titular protagonist in hilarious detail through his most memorable life and times. Shared in vignettes, Weston becomes a fully fleshed out character (as do his cohorts and friends, which comprise of a colorful cast) and we are taken on a host of (mis)adventures. Weston seems to gravitate toward trouble, albeit unintentionally, which collides at the most inopportune times, often with uproarious results. There is a levity to Ernest S. Martin's writing that pushes Kiss My McCracken into a field of uplifting humor in the face of antagonistic mini plot lines. Winston Weston is immediately engaging, something of an "Everyman" who has the added bonus of worldwide travel and enough life experience to provide an interesting narrative, but not so much that his musings aren't dour. Speaking of which, Musings happens to be my favorite chapter. "For several years, I was immensely worried concerning the collapse of civilized society and the aftermath of the grid going down from war, a zombie apocalypse, famine, or some cataclysmic horror not yet perceived. I must say that I don’t really care anymore." With a skilled pen that prevents Kiss My McCracken from entering the realm of crass, slapstick comedy, Martin has proven himself - and his quasi-memoir - to be adept in the art of comedic writing, and I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next. Kiss My McCracken is a hilarious gem!