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Let me preface my review by noting that the author pulls no punches when it comes to extremely "salty" language. So this novel probably is not for the faint of heart. For everyone else ... read on!
I have very high standards when it comes to humor. TV shows, books written by comedians, my husband ... the exceptions are few and far between. When I read reviews promising laughs galore, I'm skeptical.
So, Why Mummy Drinks is a rare and precious find. I actually not only laugh out loud - a lot - but even throw my head back to do so, every now and then. The narrator's interpretation, pacing, and deadpan delivery, are simply tailor-made for this novel.
Because the author is British, many of her expressions and expletives are not commonly used here in the US ... but they are simply spot-on and I long to incorporate them into my own salty repertoire.
Ms Sims takes stock characters - perfect moms, latter-day hippies, intrusive relatives - to the next level. And her writing style is a treat, as well - the phraseology, the similes, etc - are delightful.
In short - if you are a free spirit with a sense of humor, this Bud is for you!
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Would you listen to Why Mummy Drinks again? Why?
Absolutely. It was just that funny to me. And i don't even drink.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ellen. I think we (mothers) think like her we just don't say it. And she loves her dog - what could be better?
What does Gabrielle Glaister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She did an excellent job with the voices.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
I never review books but I felt I had to with this one as i very much enjoyed this book. If you enjoy British comedy DO NOT let this book pass you by. I laughed out loud many times while driving down the road.
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