How to make Wombat Sushi:
1. Take six Australian dancers and one singer who can't seem to get along.
2. Add a pinch of stupidity, a dash of naïvety and loads and loads of alcohol.
3. Make sure the mixture contains absolutely no self-restraint.
4. Pour into a Japanese club and simmer for three months.
Caution: Definitely contains nuts!
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)|
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Wombat: short-legged, muscular marsupials, native to Australia, approximately 1 metre in length, with short, stubby tails. WOMBAT: Waste of Money, Brains and Time Wombat: A person of unsurpassed random humor, extreme satire and wittiness with a marked and unparalleled aptitude for commentary that usually follows extreme alcohol consumption. Why three definitions? All three can be referential to the story and title. The young women in this book are all Australian, most never having left the country before. There are several who fit the second definition, and the last definition is a spot on reference to the narrator / character of Sam, whose point of view, voice and narration skills lead the reader through this romp in northern Japan. The women / girls who make up the troupe are a motley combination of attitudes, dance training and personalities. Managed by an equally odd combination of highly camp choreographer and his overbearing mother as the agent / boss a three month odyssey in northern Japan commences. This was a book that had me laughing repeatedly, with characters that run the gamut from Cinderella-like to downright distasteful, each character brought to life through Sam’s description and even more clever interior voicing of ‘alternate events’. While the women spend more time drinking and battling with each other and the management of the resort they are performing for, the story does manage to read with a sense of reality and plausibility for others in the situation, if a little extreme in their various calamities. Readers who are not familiar with Australian slang will be able to easily understand many of the references as they are often explained in the context of use: where accents are described, simply channel Steve Irwin’s delivery and over the top flattened voiwels. While there are a few typos and grammatical errors noticeable, they do not detract from the overall story flow and the entertainment far than overshadows those issues. In short – if you want to know what a group of seven twenty-something’s get up to during their time in japan when the motto “what happens in Japan stays in Japan” is put to the test – this will fill that desire and keep you laughing all afternoon. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
I went on a trip to Atlanta recently, and I like to take my Kindle with me on trips because I have like 3,000 books on there and it weighs so little. But I had to fly to get to my destination, so of course I needed reading material for the take off and landing. I took Wombat Sushi by Rhonda Louise as that reading material. But once I started reading during the take off, I never did end up switching to my Kindle. I read half of the book on my trip there, and the other half on my return trip. Want to know why? Because Rhonda Louise is funny. And Wombat Sushi is a light read with tons of humor and wit. I'm sure if you know anything about Australian wit, which I don't, you'd probably enjoy it even more than I did. Basically, there are six Australian dancers (dancers, not strippers) and a singer who are all sent over to Japan to dance at a club. Of course nothing goes right, no one gets along, and they end up in the craziest (and I mean the CRAZIEST) of situations. Wombat Sushi is a hilarious light read. But don't take just my word for it. Here's a quote from the website that gives the book props: "A hilarious debut novel from Rhonda Louise. I really think you should buy it" - Rhonda Louise¿. Me too, Rhonda Louise, me too. What's your go-to take off/landing reading material? Thanks for reading, Rebecca @ Love at First Book