Say Uncle

Say Uncle

by Garland Stewart


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ISBN-13: 9781440149917
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/10/2009
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Say Uncle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MahaloMarlin More than 1 year ago
This unconventional family story will keep you wondering what possibly could happen next. It shows that family is who we choose and how we nurture them, not always a random accident of breeding. And you will root for this collection of Southern characters, want them to do well, wonder how they will face the next unpredictable turn of life's wheel of fortune. The heart of the story is warm. The plot unfolds like life, and the author adroitly avoids the trap of trying to supply easy answers. But the answer is there all along, staring us in the face, like Dorothy's wisdom acquired in Oz. And you will laugh, perhaps a lot, at the surprise and ludicrousness of it all. And, okay, you might gasp or even wince more than once. It all fits, you feel like you're going through life with new family and will miss them when the last page is turned. We want more. Still, there is wickedness and looming undercurrents that make it an adult story that doesn't disappoint. The deceptively simple style belies the human complexity that is portrayed. And we want the kids to do well, to achieve, as if they were ours. We envy the clan a little, even though their road is not easy. They are a family in the face of it all, and something in that simple fact is to be admired. Congratulations to the author for his contribution to the field of Southern literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book! Say Uncle is a hilarious, haunting, and heart felt book. It is a book filled with stories that will jerk you one way one sentence and then in a completely different way the next. I am not a reader and I truly enjoyed this read. It was a good quick read too. I probably spent less then ten hours reading this book. It was just that good. I didn't want it to stop. The "prison" stories are probably the best. But then again I think they are all kind of "prison" stories. Buy this book! You will enjoy it!
gingerbug88 More than 1 year ago
Calling myself a "big reader" is a major stretch, so to finish this book over two nights (a couple of hours each) is a testament to how entertained I was by it. "Say Uncle" is a book of mini-stories involving family (in a tortured and hilarious way...not a sweet and fuzzy way), abuse, addiction, and the ever popular topic with us all...trying to keep up financially. Most books dealing with heavy topics such as these aren't necessarily for everyone due to the fact that you leave it feeling the weight of all it contains. That is NOT the case here. Our narrator seems to see the humor before the hardships in all situations, or at least delivers it that way. To speak less eloquently...I laughed my ass off while managing a tear every so often. I definately recommend it to anyone who...well, just anyone.
wolfsoul1013 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. Growing up in a small southern town myself, I can really relate. You either have to laugh or cry, and this book has a lot of both. Raising five kids can't be easy either, but the author has managed to stay sane enough to give us this look into his hectic, hilarious, heartwarming life. Can't wait to see more.