The Cat Who Walked Across France eHe reader fullyngages cheering for #THE CHARACTERS TO MAKE IT TO # characters to make it to sobrietySpalding s genius here is in his ability to make us laugh ven whilst we simultaneously wince Kate and Scott Temple both in their forties are given voice in alternating chapters the first several of which detail their drunken behaviors in separate high profile awkward situations The farcical nature of their retelling of vents will cause Tokyo Encounter even the most cynical of readers to truly laugh out loud but not without an underlying feeling of unease and perhapsven a bit of guilt over finding the couple s alcohol induced actions amusing This tightrope is walked throughout we snort at their slapstick antics then silently follow Kate and Scott as they Wirtschaftsgesetze, 35. Auflage: IDW Textausgabe explore the depth of their self deception and fight to recover The other character here that plays heavily into the plot is the couple s sixteen year old daughter Holly While her parents chapters are told as if Kate and Scott are speaking directly to the reader Holly s actions are retold through a narrator who addresses us as if we are sitting next to him This was an interesting choice on the part of the author and one that results in seeing Kate and Scott as unreliable storytellers often drowned in their own indulgences The recounting ofvents through an omniscient narration however is felt to paint a authoritative picture as we find ourselves audience to Holly s internal teenage angst revealed without a filter Dry Hard also takes a comical swipe at the iconography of British contemporary culture YouTube is featured as both a vehicle of destruction and of redemption and Spalding takes shark jaw sized bites out of Krav Maga Piers Morgan and Scribbleboy even Boris Johnson Jools Holland s Annual Hootenanny is also skewered in one of the funniest paragraphs in the book The Temples are watching Jools Holland s Hootenanny Nobody in their right mind watches Jools Holland s Hootenanny It s one of the rules of New Year The BBC broadcast it as is their right and thentire population of Great Britain completely ignores it as is theirsOnly those suffering severe infirmity or suicidal loneliness have ElfQuest ever sat through Jools Holland s Hootenanny To do so under any other circumstances would just be plain wrongIn thend Dry Hard does devolve into a bit of banality but the trip there makes this novel deserving of a read and worthy of high praise Well written with a focused plot no xtraneous filler and loads of laughs Dry Hard may be destined to take its place among the funniest books written this year Spalding will most certainly widen his fan base
with this release and rightfully so The book definitely made a fan of this reviewerThanks to NetGalley and this release and rightfully so The book definitely made a fan of this reviewerThanks to NetGalley and UK for providing me a copy of this book in xchange for an honest review Find all of my reviews at Hard left me in a bit of a conundrum I knew going in this was a book that wouldn t be for Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein everyone since it was about a married couple who were functioning alcoholics so I was reallyxpecting some dark humor What I wasn t ALPHA MEN EROTICA BUNDLE (4 BOOKS COLLECTION) (4 BOOKS COLLECTION): Adult Taboo Romance Erotic Sex Story (Billionaire Dominant, Kinky Fetish and Disobedient Submissive Book 2) expecting was the first 25% to be full of over the top slapstick comedy such as Deciding it would be a good idea to DRIVE A TRACTOR while having zeroxperience as a farmer through a wedding reception Deciding it would be a good idea to OPERATE A PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY while not ven being a closet pyromaniac let alone a licensed professional Pretending to boff the Christmas tree and then adorning the lingerie purchased for the Mrs in an attempt to prove it wouldn t make her look like a
prostitute as she suggested The last one served as the catalyst via a viral video that as she suggested The last one served as the catalyst via a viral video that the duo decide to try and give up drinking for a yearIt s also where the book took a strange turn and went from this To this Didn t see that one coming Yes the underlying tone of this book most certainly is one that attempts to inform the masses that social media You Tube and its vloggers in particular may be what ventually leads us to There s a very good chance readers will need to see Shelby in order to pick up Don t forget to fill them out in triplicateI think I need to give this author s other book a shot to see what I really think about his stuff because this one was a mixed bag for me Good news is it costs zero dollars on Kindle Unlimited so if you have that you won t be out anything by picking it up ARC provided by NetGalley in Nightmares Angels exchange for an honest review Thank you NetGalley If you ve seen the movie A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga there is one particularly cringe inducing thing that Bradley s character does while intoxicated thatven though you re watching what you know to be fiction causes you physical. Xing drinks have become crutch than comfort and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to In the Blink of an Eye each other soberThen their teenage daughter Holly uploads a video of their humiliating drunkenscapades which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud and goes horrifyingly viralIn a last ditch attempt to prove 35 rounded up to 4 starsA lighthearted fun read that was a good change up genre for me Kate and husband Scott are drinkersBIG drinkers functioning alcoholics to say the least They can be outlandish when they drink and therefore some parts of this book were showing a serious issue in a downplayed manner When their daughter Holly uploads an Las alas de la mariposa embarrassing drunken video of them on social media it goes viral and they are forced to address their issues I reallynjoyed how modern day social media involvement was brought into this story The alternating point of views from both Kate and Scott helped show the struggle both individuals went through which made you understand Whence the Black Irish of Jamaica? each character better I was cheering for Kate and Scott s sobriety had some laughs and reallynjoyed this read Special Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me an ARC in Rich Men, Single Women exchange for an honest review As you wouldxpect with a Nick Spalding book this is really funny In fact I don t think there is a chapter that doesn t involve an Twice Retired embarrassing incident drunken shenanigans the sublime or ridiculous leading tov This book has a strong beginning if you like cringing moments with your humour and a strong Ten Twentieth-Century Poets endingIt sagged for me a bit in the middle but works as a social commentary and a uick funny read Well this was a shocker I didn t like this one Usually Nick Spalding can make me laugh until I hurt myself Dry Hard really didn t work for me though because I think that Spalding left out some things that could have rounded out the book We hear about how badly Kate and Scott behave when they drink And there sven references to their families realizing it and avoiding them I think
It Would Have Been Realistic To Have The Parents And would have been realistic to have the parents and back up Holly their daughter about how they behave when drinking Instead Spalding seems focused on showing why YouTube stars are a problem unless it s his characters reaping the benefit Dry Hard follows Kate and Scott who though are happily married wish that they had time together When both get stressed they like to drink Unfortunately when they drink they don t have a stop button and it causes both of them trouble at work When they finally turn into boozy messes on Christmas their daughter Holly film This was a light read about a serious problem alcoholism Kate and Scott Temple are an English middle class couple in their forties They have a teenage daughter and both are working long hours in their respective jobs Drinking has become a crutch for when bored upset stressed In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) etc Denial is their middle name until their daughter posts online a video of her parents drunk and acting stupid Sobering Dry Hard was a ver nothing seemsntirely impossible when you re three sheets to the wind does itAfter Kate Temple gets bombed at a client s wedding and has a disastrous Period Power encounter with a tractor she s forced to admit that maybe just maybe her drinking has gotten a little out of hand I should probably uit drinking At least for a while Prove I don t need it Prove I can uiteasily get through life without a glass of something fun in my hand Easy peasyAnd funny her husband Scott has been thinking the same thing about himself It s a horrible thing to admit but when life gets difficult or trying for me I tend to jump into a bottle of something nice to make it all betterBut it takes an Biblical Standard for Evangelists embarrassing viral video uploaded to YouTube by their teenage daughter to really set this pair on the road to total temperance Soon Scott and Kate are living an alcohol free life and finding out that staying sober can be a little sobering It s just SO MUCH HARDER to cope withvery day annoyances without that pleasant buzz in the background And what on Until Again earth should they talk about when they re alone together Why they re almost like strangers Could it be that their marriage is not as strong as they thought it wasNow though I m deathly afraid that the foundations of our marriage are actually pretty damn weak and made out ofmpty gin and wine bottlesNever fear Turns out nothing unites a pair of married strangers like having a common Jesus Calling enemy And sweet sweet revenge tastes better thanven the sweetest wineSpalding takes a serious topic and gives it a humorous spin You really care about his likable characters wincing when they screw up and cheering for their triumphs Recommended to anyone looking for a light comic novel Dry Hard is a hysterically funny novel that chronicles one couple as they move through the stages of addiction recovery From their manic highs in the throes of drunken oblivion to their lows of hitting rock bottom author Nick Spalding infuses Ebeles Favourite enough humor to make the journey one in which From the bestselling author of Fat Chance and Checking Out comes a hilarious story about giving up but definitely not giving inKate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun with alcohol at the heart of it After all what’sntertaining than a good laugh and a large drink or sixBut recently those rela. ,
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*about the characters *the characters this novel do while under the influence that is not funny it makes you wince Most often if a loved one doesn t realize on her own that she might have a problem with alcohol a person will stage an intervention In this case Kate and Scott s daughter uses her phone to record their wild antics on Christmas Day She shows the video to them and though they are mortified they protest that they just like to let off a little steam very now and again Then Holly posts it online it goes viral and her parents admit maybe they do have a problem and should stop drinking This is when the books stops being painful and starts being njoyable There is some humor with the use of language but it s rarely laugh out loud funny They try to stay sober through willpower but I don t know any people who identify as alcoholic who would say that willpower will sober them up In this book that word is rarely used but Scott or Kate might acknowledge they have an addiction to alcohol After all if a person could will herself sober she could also just will herself to stop at a drink or two Sobering up puts other challenges in Kate and Scott s path like what do they talk about without liuid lubrication I do love stories where characters have a challenge and do their best to overcome it and grow as human beings and in that way this delivers For reviews please visit CommitmentI genuinely have moments in Nick Spalding s books where I laugh out loud I have since his first books learned NOT to read them in public as it avoids The Quiet Front embarrassing spontaneous outbursts of laughter snorting when trying to control the outbursts and dribbling tears and saliva out myyes and mouthAs we have come to Beading on a Loom expect with Nick Spalding he cleverly mixes serious life changingvents with such slap stick comedic scenes that it is not understated to say the reader s Nights of the Round Table experience will be an absorbing rollercoaster ride ofmotions Dry Hard involves the Temple family husband Scott wife Kate and 17 year old daughter Holly Scott works for a Gin brewery with Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval easy access to alcohol and Kate works for a PR agency that often means nights out and dinner with clients Both Scott and Kate have alwaysnjoyed alcohol and they seem to live jovial pleasant and relaxed lives Holly has watched their constant displays of drunken antics that are often lewd foolish and offensive hidden to them behind a forgetful boozy mist of altered reality Life is full of choices and decisions some feel small and manageable while others feel so monumental that we fear to make mistakes Each decision however has an impact not only on our own lives but on those around us and acutely on our families Scott and Kate are confronted by a video of their drunken antics at Christmas captured by Holly and accompanied by a threat to post on YouTube unless they stop Unwilling to do so or unbelieving that Holly would actually follow through they suddenly find themselves the focus of a video that has gone viral with the hashtag DryHardScott and Kate are initially humiliated and ashamed of their behaviour but When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match eventually come to a decision that the video should be kept online as a huge motivation to stop drinking The constant reminder being all too persistent and the horrible realisation of how drinking was affecting their daughter are the main incentives to commit to a year without alcohol Holly also commits to thisndeavour providing a regular online update to a growing number of subscribers that put her in a uniue category of
bloggers that can generate financial rewards This brings the attention of others that have made millions withthat can generate financial rewards This brings the attention of others that have made millions with own YouTube channels and are always looking to capture new opportunitiesThese multiple threads are well woven into a good fast paced story which is an Aliens Among Us easy read The storyline proceeds asxpected the moments of lapse and its repercussions the greedy online social media stars wanting to manipulate a young na ve girl and the True Paradise expected relationship issues now their view of the world has been resetI didn t feel this was as good as previous novels from Nick Spalding It felt convenient at times and obvious in the plotting I lost interest in Scott and Kate sndeavour at various moments and Holly s actions with regards her parents were a little off for my appreciation I would rate the book 35 stars but with Nick s comedic scenes and his conclusion to the story laying out our challenges in making decisions and how we can appreciate life and accept its failings are important messages so I would happily round up to 4 starsMany thanks to Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC version of the book in return for an honest review. O the world they’re than just boozy idiots Kate and Scott uit alcohol completely But with Holly’s r ‘help’ what begins as a family promise soon scalates into a social media phenomenon #DryHardWith the yes of the Internet upon them can Kate and Scott stay teetotal and save their marriage in the process.