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Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

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Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#1 by klbradley
» 05 Sep 2017, 21:39

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Call Me Pomeroy" by James Hanna.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Call Me Pomeroy is a modern-day comedic fiction story written by James Hanna and published in 2015. Featuring a street musician who is currently out of jail and on parole, Edward, aka Pomeroy, as he refers to himself, is a one-of-a-kind type of man. From living on the streets, to escaping from the police, Pomeroy is as entertaining as one could imagine.

With his crude sense of humor and impressive literary intellect, Pomeroy is a character who will continue to surprise you. I started reading the story knowing that it was not the best choice for everyone, as the crude and inappropriate situations and language is enough to scare away some readers. The story is told in Pomeroy’s perspective, but while referring to himself in third person, which I thought made him seem even that much more comical. It's easy to say that Pomeroy is an egotistical and sexist character, but I still found it hard not to like him.

I couldn’t help but think Pomeroy was delusional, at best, throughout the novel. Although his song, “Ants in my Pants” is catchy and comical, I couldn’t believe he was gathering an audience like he thought. Also, his intense satisfaction in knowing that every woman who saw him wanted to immediately jump his bones was more comical than I imagined the story to be, especially with him appearing to be a brute man.

Throughout his journeys, Pomeroy bounces around several countries in order to lay low from the police while also attempting to land a record deal for his musical abilities. After being thrown in jail numerous times for assault on police officers, Pomeroy always turns to his parole officer, Jessica, for help in his release. Convinced that Jessica is dying for a piece of him, Pomeroy has a soft spot for her and hopes to make her his manager.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well the editing for the story was done, especially given that the main character uses slang dialogue frequently. I was also pleased to see that the story ending strong, leaving me wondering just what happens with ole’ Pomeroy. As the author suggested with the synopsis, Call Me Pomeroy is certainly not the best choice for everyone, as the personality of the main character is especially crude and sexualized, containing language that is not suitable for all readers. However, I’m happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and experienced numerous laugh-out-loud moments. I rate Call Me Pomeroy 4 out of 4 stars and would gladly read the story again, as well as recommend it to other readers who enjoy a humorous story that contains a different take on the “new world” philosophy that is expressed within the story.

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Re: Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#2 by kandscreeley
» 08 Sep 2017, 07:19

Nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I just can't help but think that I wouldn't. That's why there are so many different types of books out there though. Thanks!
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Re: Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#3 by klbradley
» 08 Sep 2017, 07:40

Thank you for checking it out!
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Post Number:#4 by CatInTheHat
» 08 Sep 2017, 08:55

Just reading the review made me laugh! I haven't read anything comedic in a while so I might add this one to my ever-growing "want to read" list!
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Re: Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#5 by klbradley
» 08 Sep 2017, 08:58

I hope you do! As long as you won't mind the graphic language, I think it will be a hit!
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Post Number:#6 by Mercy Bolo
» 08 Sep 2017, 12:58

Thank you for your review. Sounds like something to keep you entertained.
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Re: Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#7 by klbradley
» 08 Sep 2017, 13:23

Thank you for checking it out!
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Post Number:#8 by geoffrey ngoima
» 09 Sep 2017, 05:50

I think I'd like this Pomerang too.
Great review.
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Re: Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#9 by klbradley
» 09 Sep 2017, 07:44

Thanks!
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Post Number:#10 by KlareAllison
» 09 Sep 2017, 07:57

Yes and rightly so, this book is not for everyone, atleast, not for me. From the review, the pointer to "crude and inappropriate situations and language" in this novel is enough discouragement.
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Post Number:#11 by Elle Howard
» 12 Sep 2017, 17:23

Thanks for writing such a great review. The book cover catches my attention and makes me want to read what is inside. Your review confirms this will be a great read. I look forward to reading this book very soon.
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Post Number:#12 by charlesjr2
» 13 Sep 2017, 01:43

Sweet review. This book looks like something to sit back and enjoy over a drink and have a good laugh.
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Re: Official Review: Call Me Pomeroy by James Hanna

Post Number:#13 by klbradley
» 13 Sep 2017, 10:13

Thanks! I'll check it out!
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Post Number:#14 by kislany
» 18 Sep 2017, 06:31

A light satire with many laugh-out-loud moments. I think I'll keep this for when I want a light read, something that doesn't require quite all my brain cells to be fully engaged. Great review, btw.
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Post Number:#15 by GCamer
» 18 Sep 2017, 06:54

Plot sounds intriguing. Pomeroy's character seems unlikeable but with your review, the book became very interesting. Thanks for the great review.
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