The Boston Ranter

The Boston Ranter

by Derek Robinson

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This autobiographical novella was inspired by my life growing up outside of Boston. Comedic, dramatic and quite revealing; this latest title will truly show why I am the raving lunatic I am today.

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BN ID: 2940152279719
Publisher: Derek Robinson
Publication date: 08/27/2015
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 438,107
File size: 502 KB

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The Boston Ranter 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
This is an autobiographical story. The author let's us know what living in Boston is really like. Or was really like. Pain, torment, love and sorrow are only a few of the things filling Johnnies life. Brace yourself. This is unlike anything you've ever read before. Humorous and honest tales of living in Massachusetts. The author gives us a chance to see inside his life. Well written and in a Massachusetts accent, you'll enjoy this visit. His unique family is quite lively. As the author shares with us, it's hard not to run down our own list of relatives. We all have one or more relatives like the authors. This book is intense and moves quickly. You'll be surprised at what you learn. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because it's easier to read if you ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Short and Sweet! (Mixed with lunacy) This is a quick read, but it's quirky and witty and all those adjectives that go along with loving lunacy. It's humorous and fun to explore the world through the eyes of Robinson. It contains a lot of expletives, but is in no way offensive. It is a new experience of reading, but it was quite enjoyable.
CharityRowell-Stansbury More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The book's description seems pretty apt as the author shares some random memories and facts about the protagonist's life that are organized into chapters with helpfully descriptive titles. The author does a really good job of flavoring his words with a Bostonian accent through creative spelling of common words while effectively conveying the environment that he grew up in. The book is filled with ribald humor and language as well as numerous drug references. While I found some parts of the book humorous, such as the protagonist's philosophy on Girl Scout cookies; I was a bit taken aback by the account of an alien abduction. I was further puzzled by the author's use of the "f-bomb;" I am not morally opposed to it, I just found it odd that the author vacillated between spelling it with a Bostonian accent and without the Bostonian accent (fuh# vs. fu#$). I am honestly unsure of how I feel about the book; I did not dislike it, but I did not really like it. I was expecting something a little less superficial and more in-depth; anything that would allow me to feel a connection with the protagonist and his story.