Naked and Hungry: A Novel

Naked and Hungry: A Novel

by Ashley Memory

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ISBN-13: 9781932158939
Publisher: Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Naked and Hungry 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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SeliaJG More than 1 year ago
H.T. is a character who makes you laugh even as you cringe for what he's doing go himself. We all know folks like the ones in this book - or now we feel like we do. But in Yatesville, all those things you're afraid might happen actually do. Yes, it's hilarious, but underneath it all there seem to be some things we ought to be paying attention to.
choateward More than 1 year ago
Naked and Hungry is filled with people you know, and that's its charm. Ashley Memory not only made HT McMullen and Jessica Beane thoroughly realized characters, she also gave life to everyone they know and meet in this refreshing novel. Each of the characters has their quirks that make them recognizable, but still unique. The story takes McMullen (a former loan officer who has chosen to live a simpler life) and Beane (an environmental activist) on an adventure to discover who is polluting McMullen's lake and why. Memory fills the novel with gentle Southern wit, making this a story that is hard to put down. I look forward to more novels from Memory, particularly if they find a way to pull me in like this one did.
ClayMac More than 1 year ago
I'm not much of a reader but this book captured me from the first action-packed page. Side-splitting humor plus dead-on satire with the kind of bad guys you just love to hate. Anybody who's ever wanted to chuck the rat race and move to the woods will find a friend in H.T. Very descriptive and makes you feel like you're immersed in the story. Check it out, inexpensive and fun to read, you'll definitely enjoy.
Leigh1010 More than 1 year ago
Memory's lovable loser, H.T. McMullen, takes readers on a satiric and madcap ride through the highs and lows of a recessionary economy in a small Southern town. Her humor occasionally veers toward the absurd but the best comedy is always an exaggeration of what we know to be true. H.T. is just one unforgettable character in an entire community -- flawed as they might be -- that I'd love to dine with -- squash pickles and all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots to love about this tale. The author has a great sense of comic timing, irony, and humanity. I could see Naked and Hungry as a movie or TV show.
SBC67 More than 1 year ago
Naked and Hungry is set in a small Southern town but there's nothing stereotypical about Memory's characters. Distinguished by their own unique foibles, they struggle against the same forces plaguing us all -- corporate greed, pollution, and the economy. The protagonist, former loan officer H.T. McMullen, may be a redneck, but he ends up as a reluctant champion who rescues Yatesville from the clutches of a hazardous-waste trafficking cartel, thanks to the assistance of a sexy environmentalist. Memory weaves a complex plot where danger and comedy abound in equal measure but she somehow manages to connect all the dots in a conclusion that's reminiscent of O'Henry, another North Carolina literary great.
Rick_Bylina More than 1 year ago
Just finished the advanced copy of "Naked and Hungry". I have on socks, so I'm not naked, but I'm still hungry for more of Ashley Memory's stories. She captures the idiosyncratic nature of a small southern town with only H.T. McMullen, a former loan officer whose trying to live off the grid, standing between the not-so-bad guys, bad buys, and evil guys who are trying to ruin the town. He does have help, of a sorts, in the form of a dog that gives new meaning to "don't bite the hand that feeds you," cons, an illegal immigrant, his mama's goat, and a sexy environmentalist lawyer. Read it for yourself and see if you don't see a few people from your home town, no matter where that is.