The Rich Part of Life: A Novel

The Rich Part of Life: A Novel

by Jim Kokoris
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Rich Part of Life 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
jo-di More than 1 year ago
This was a good tale, but my enjoyment was greatly diminished by the amount of errors in the eBook. "Fie" for "He" was by the far the most common, and I stopped counting after 10 occurrences. I am disappointed to find this in a book this old and yet still $9.99! This was a selection for my book club, and everyone who read a hard copy really enjoyed it. I'm sorry I bought it for my Nook.
kkkimba More than 1 year ago
I just love this book, can't understand why it's not more popular. It was recommended to me by a friend in a book club, and I recommended it to my book club. Everyone loved it. I think it's amazing that the author can write from the perspective of a 9-yr.-old boy and really get it right. His humor throughout is so subtle, just love how he writes. The characters are quirky but they grow on you, I ended up loving the uncle, who at first I thought was just annoying. It's wonderful to see how the father reaches out, knowing it's just so against his nature but knowing he has to or he will lose his son. The main character is only 9 but is such an old soul.
pjpick More than 1 year ago
I found this book listed in a book chat room. It's opening line: "The day we won the lottery I was wearing the wax lips that my dad bought me and the Nose Picker at the gas station". How can you not like a book that has a entry like that. What a charming find. It has the most interesting characters. I have to say my favorite would be the out of work vampiric actor. It has many humorous moments and I found myself laughing out loud quite frequently. It is sometimes predictable but still very enjoyable.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best fiction book I have read in a long time. What a gem of a find! The characters are so real and although quirky, they are genuine and true throughout the book. I found the book hard to put down, suspenseful, funny, and unforgetable. What would you do if you won $190 million??? This is the dilemma one of the characters (who sees no need for money) is faced with. While most of us wish we had to face this decision, it is life-changing and threatening to the main characters of this story. Light, yet exceptional reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.. there's a comment that it's similar to early John Irving, and I agree -- if you like John Irving, you'll definitely like this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first i thought it was going to be stupid but i was wrong. Its really funny and suspense like. It had very sad and happy moments, it even talks about the Civil War!I really enjoyed it and im very picky, so it has to be a god book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this first novel by this author! I laughed out loud when I read about the Nose Picker and the other characters are also interesting and funny. This is told from a great point of view and I'll read this author's next book as soon as it's out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's difficult for an adult to write convincingly from a child's point of view, but Jim Kokoris does exactly that in this debut novel. Teddy's narrative seems totally natural, and the portrayal of his younger brother Tommy is also right on target. Other major characters--like Uncle Frank--add some very comic touches (in the movie version, Nathan Lane would be perfect for the part). Despite the unusual plot line--all the disadvantages that can accompany winning a huge amount of money in the lottery--and some very eccentric characters, the story basically tells how this particular family finally comes to terms with the death of the children's mother, and the boys realizing how much their deeply reserved father actually loves them. While that may sound 'sappy,' the book is not--it is funny, fast moving and has some characters that will stick with you long after you've finished the book--one of the most enjoyable novels I've read this year.