Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories by John Hartnett

The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories: Observations on Life from the Cheap SeatsThe Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories: Observations on Life from the Cheap Seats by John Hartnett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What were the main relationships explored in this book? Family, marriage and parenting. I would recommend this book for anytime you are having a family holiday or better still, ditch some of the self-help books and go with these stories. The experiences and results are real, who could ask for more?

3 things I liked about the book … It was hilarious, to the point and the pacing flowed well from one section to another. What I didn’t like was the use of page numbers in the text when there was none to follow in the ebook. For example, the book club was given a Kindle (mobi) version of the book to review. In Chapter 5, it makes a reference to page 43 and page 119. Page 43 touched on something completely different and page 119 doesn’t exist. When reading on my computer, I only have 112 pages so you have to figure out the author’s references by yourself and make the connection.

Favorite character(s) … I liked Hartnett’s wife. She makes these low-key appearances in the stories he shares but is always a partner, friend and her snark is even funnier than his. Maybe they should write a book together. Imagine how funny that would be a he said, she said version.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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