Funny in an odd way

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Break Point – by Kate Rigby – Review

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One of the most striking features of this book is the abundance of humor elements present in it. In fact, humor in this book makes it easy for the reader to trudge along even when the going occasionally gets a bit tedious. Here is a very simple example of the humorous elements present in the book

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One of the most striking features of this book is the abundance of humor elements present in it. In fact, humor in this book makes it easy for the reader to trudge along even when the going occasionally gets a bit tedious. Here is a very simple example of the humorous elements present in the book:

“It was all June’s fault. She got me hooked on the think of tennis balls that soothe your head for two long weeks and that last wedge of sunlight you get on Centre Court, eight o’clock shaped.”

But if that is not enough to make you chuckle, the following would literally make you burst with laughter (on another note, this paragraph perfectly brings out one character’s jealously for the other)

“And I want to say to her, You’d like June then. There’s a lot of bigness about June. Hips, stout legs. A big sturdy tree to climb over. Big June, but not overweight. It’s her frame. Her big moon face. Her big chest that comes out from her neck, and if you heard the power when she sings, just like Alison Moyet, then you’d know how important a big roomy chest like that is. And her tits are the biggest. Dark-capped, cor. I used to think of her nipples as dark plasters that you could peel off, gushing gallons of milk. Me? I’d produce a dribble, if that. I was one of them flat-chested twelve- year-olds who stuff their vests and bras with all sorts.”

The narrative is quite strong, as you can see.

Humor seeps even into the dialogs, making them more engaging and the characters livelier:

“She’s just here to watch television. She sits upstairs and even takes her meals up there. Treats the place like an hotel. I’m all alone down here. I do like to have some company in the evenings.”

“Of course you do.”

“I practically live downstairs, you see … the main thing is compatibility and getting along with my helpers and we seem to get on splendidly.”

(Where have I heard that before?)

“It’s my arthritis. That’s why I have to live down here. It gives me such pain, you see.”

“Oh I can give you a massage after I’ve done this if you like. I’m fully qualified.”

Kate Rigby’s writing style is consistent with the character she wants to portray. You can literally peek into the mind of the not-so-perfect protagonist thanks to the power of the narrative which is quirky and at the same time realistic. To top it all, you also get a very horny character in the ebook who is still in the process of discovering her sexuality. One quirky thing about this ebook is that the chapters are named after days of the week; that is a new one for me. One particular thing I liked about the chapter called ‘SECOND SATURDAY’ is the creative usage of the word ‘duck’. Overall, highly recommended.

Conclusion Rating
5 stars

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