Author – Jason T. Blundell
Genre – Crime
356 Amazon Pages
Rating 3 stars out of 5 Posted 3/11/2017
13 - 2017
My impressions: Satire, satire, satire, 1st half boring reading about a drunken fool, violent, tongue in cheek.
Grady Fisk – ex-soldier, bartender, drunken fool.
Nyah Tynes – sixteen-year-old daughter of a drug addict prostitute, who is at the center of all the violence.
Reese Fisk – Grady’s pathetic drug addict brother.
Marin Fisk – Grady’s beautiful, loving wife.
Nyah Tynes gains possession of a video wanted by two desperate, despotic gangs who go to extremely violent, murderous means to get it back.
At the heart of the confrontations is the emotional wreck Grady Fisk. I quickly grew tired of Grady’s escapism through a liquor bottle. It was almost comical to envision an alcoholic drinking two bottles of whiskey to become a stumbling, falling down drunk and then whipping two huge thugs in his drunken stupor.
Then there’s Grady’s brother who should have been put in burlap bag and drown at birth. He’s a totally useless slug who repeatedly sells his older brother out for drugs and to protect himself. Near the end, he gets brave and finally tries to help Grady, gaining some measure of redemption.
Grady isn’t all bad; he’s just not reliable or worthy of his wife’s trust and unrequited love. How or why she loves the drunken bum is a mystery attributable only to his basic, deeply hidden, good guy morals.
The editing is poor with far too many missing, extra, misspelled and wrong words in addition to other miscellaneous editing errors.
In case you’ve missed that this is not a serious crime story, I’ll clue you in. It is, in my opinion, satire. It is entertaining if you want something extremely violent and totally unrealistic.
Judging it as satire instead of the advertised crime genre I’ll stretch the rating from a two star to three or even three and a half. If you like violent satire you may like Fool Whiskey Hero. Otherwise, skip it.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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