Good Monday morning all , today we are going to review a quirky good read by Robert Garner McBearty . Welcome to THE WESTERN LONSOME SOCIETY
In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, Jim O’Brien writes the quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanches. As his grip on reality loosens, O’Brien weaves into the tale modern day stalkers, drug dealers, secret agents, strippers, a mad linguist, an imaginary therapist, Ernest Hemingway, and an RV trip through the soul of the West. Having been displaced, each of the characters must embark on the great American quest for a place to truly call home. Evoking the Western drama of Cormac McCarthy, the family sensibility of Kent Haruf, and the wacky, magical humor of Christopher Moore, McBrearty displays his storytelling prowess and wit in his debut novel.
When I started reading this book I didn't know what I was getting into. But as I started reading I got sucked right into the story . This is one quirky funny read that will have you laughing out loud at some of the things that happen . I love the main character in this story and how he weaves the story of his ancestors in with the story of his life.
The main character Jim O Brien is a college professor who has been one upped by a student . His literary aspirations are getting the better of him as he tries to write about his ancestors . But as you read you find him start to loose grip with reality and then that is where the hilarity commences . Between reading about his ancestors living with the Comanche's and Jim mixing the stories with what is happening in everyday life . Jim is hilarious and you want to hug him and laugh with him as he handles his mind .
This actually has three stories within one. The author takes us on a hilarious ride through one man's crazy brain . You will laugh so hard in some parts . This is the first novel I have read from this author and I was quite happy with the outcome . I loved every second of this book . So if you want a quirky read that will keep you entertained until the end . Check it out