Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Dave Can't Manage On A Moneyless Paycheck
What's an unemployed computer jockey to do?
This is an extremely satisfying read. It opens doors that are at half-tilt and layers tension on tension, but with a sense of humor. What does Joe have in the back of his pickup truck? And will Dave's final wish come true? "Yeah, one day the country, and maybe the world, would return to government of the people, by the people instead of government by the greedy."
I can't recommend this book enough. It truly is a Must Read--Barbara Silkstone, author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters.
The three main characters--Dave, Joe, and Lark, and wonderfully brought to life. I was totally involved in their predicament and was rooting for them all the way. More than this, however, what made this novel stand out for me, was the deft touch author Evans has with contemporary social commentary. I really kept expecting some hard-handed political diatribe at every turn, but she manages to serve up biting, humorous social satire (witness the riotous phone calls that Dave makes to clueless government officials at the unemployment office) without seeming to take a political position. She skewers big business as much as big government. I dare you to guess her political persuasion. --Patricia Rockwell, author of Sounds of Murder
If you never read another book this year, read this one.--Martha A. Cheves, author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat