Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina by Eddie Owens – Book Review

Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina by Eddie Owens – Book Review

Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina

Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina

Author – Eddie Owens
Pages – 445
Released – 27th June 2017
Format – ebook
Reviewer – Kerstin
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book

 

This is the story of one young man’s desire for comedy fame: a tale of ambition and humiliation on the way to the top.

Fat Jimmy is a cynical, young comedian and writer, who desperately wants to make it to the big time. He wants it all and he wants it now.

Fat Jimmy loves women; he loves booze and he loves comedy. He is sweary and controversial, but always funny and always memorable.

Review 2017

Jimmy Punchinello aka Fat Jimmy, is a stand-up comedian. He is – like any other artist – working on his big break-through on television.  Meanwhile he lives on the money of occasional gigs around town or part time jobs as general servant on cricket tournaments or the like.

He shares his flat with his sidekick Lenny, a comedian himself.  But Lenny is the opposite of Fat Jimmy: shy and introverted.  Both of them spend most of the time in the pub of a friend of theirs planning the next audition or the next gig. For Fat Jimmy one thing is for sure – One day he will make it into television.

Fat Jimmy is a young man who loves women and sex and he isn’t shy to share his wisdom about women banter with Lenny. His lectures about women are only one example of funny, cynical and sarcastic dialogues in this book, as are his thoughts about his family, friends and the people in the business he meets on his journey to become a TV-star.

I had so much fun reading it and I had a lot of good laughs. Jimmy’s humour is not for the highly sensitive, though. He definitely doesn’t mince his words. Which is very refreshing and a lot different than the humour or the dialogues in most other stories I have read in the past. Reason may be because I am used to novels by female authors which are funny as hell too, but in a different kind of way.

The author writes in a brisk and straight forward language, which makes reading entertaining and diverting. There is a lot of switching from one scene to another and therefore it never gets boring. The story plays out well and is spiced up with funny dialogues and insights from Fat Jimmy’s family – his parents and four siblings.  Moreover, the story comes with a message: You have to have faith in yourself and never give up your dreams. This way you will lead a happy and fulfilling life and never get bored.

If you are looking for a funny book for your holiday, something different than mainstream, then go for this book.

Reviewed by Kerstin


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10 Responses

  1. Oh I could use a good laugh. Putting this book on my TBR for sure.

  2. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun – love your review

  3. Nicole says:

    I haven’t read a really good funny book in a while, this may be just the one I need!

  4. Love, Sawyer says:

    I’m not sure this is the book for me, but it does sound like an enjoyable read.

  5. Tasha says:

    Brilliant review though I don’t think I would read this.

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