Thursday, May 26, 2011

Me and Bobby McGee [Book Review]

From the back of the book...  

"Prepare to embark on a thrilling comedic adventure seen through the booze-blurred eyes of Keesey Cypher, a government-trained killer with an ill-fated abundance of classified memories who has since resigned himself to a regrettable existence, sipping away his tainted past. It is this powerful thirst coupled with Cypher's hunger for games of chance that leads him to New Orleans' coziest dive-bar the day after Fat Tuesday where one night of seeming misfortune leads to a frighteningly funny reality of subversive politics, corporate greed, backwards logic, and star (double)-crossed romance.

In this gripping social satire of modern times, Me and Bobby McGee pokes fun at the inane absurdities ingrained in our society, proving that freedom is truly subjective and karma is not just a philosophy, but a fate that is unwavering. And as an added bonus, for the careful reader and music fan, there are subtle connections throughout the novel to the classic folk song that inspired its title. In a world of terrible truths and impending doom, find out what happens when the only man with the power to stop it... decides not to."

Amanda's Thoughts: 

This book was really hard to read. I found myself frequently rolling my eyes. It's not that Chad Coenson is a bad writer, its just that it's not my kind of story. I think there are people who would really enjoy the story (as evidenced by the great Amazon reviews), but for me, it was just "too much".

The main character was too horny, and drinks too much. The F-word and other cuss words were used too much... 3 times more than necessary. It's not that I'm opposed to using the F-word either. I think it's a great word, because it has its place. If you use it too often, it loses its effectiveness. That's kind of how I felt with this book. It was "too much", and lost its effectiveness with me.

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Me and Bobby McGee [Book Review]

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