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JedCohelo

Three men on a bender-a sinister comedy

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First, I'm reviewing this book for two reasons:

1)It's not that famous.

2)Cause I would have never, ever,ever, ever in my life sponteanously read this book, because of the infantile title.

 

"In Three Men on a Bender, with cruel sardonic wit Patrick Rossi recounts the story of cuckold Marco, morally superior and short-tempered natural leader Bradi, and himself as they witness a murder whilst on vacation in Ireland. In a series of drunken mishaps, Italy’s finest young stallions are enlisted by the killers themselves to hunt down the witnesses to the murder, becoming embroiled in an ever-deepening game of deceit. Yet it is only a matter of time before the sticky situation they find themselves in, alleviated only sporadically by the appearance of the beautiful Maylea, results in an even stickier outcome for the intrepid travelers in this hilarious story told with a unique brand of self-deprecating humor and sharp observation of man’s follies."

 

 

Like, I said. I was skeptic at first..I flatly did NOT want to read a book with the title "Three men on a bender".

I don't like drunks in real life, lest reading about them.

But after the insistence of a friend..(my girlfriend). I read it. And boy what a surprise. This has nothing/almost nothing do to with the title.

Yes, it's about three guys who go to Ireland to get drunk..but the author clearly uses this as pretext for getting them to Ireland.

Once there..the fun begins for the reader, whisltTragedy ensues for the characters.

I found it, funny.  In a sense it reminded me of a mix of "Danny Wallace"(his first books)-Nick Hornby(high fidelity) with the laissez-faire attitude of  a book such as "three men on a boat".

 

 

It's basically a Thriller..with comedy in it. But the comedy is happening because of the situations..rather than those annoying books..where it seems the author tries to put snappy one-liners everywhere.

I recommend it.

 

Truth be told, if this book was famous and had proper respect..I'd have recommended another book..

That I jsut read, which was slightly better..

 

SLIGHTLY...

 

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