3 out of 4 stars
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These days, there are cases of IVF where couples that can’t generally conceive because of an anomaly in the husband are given a chance to be parents. Some people donate their sperm for this purpose, but few genuinely take this as a regular means of generating revenue for themselves. However, if you, as a troubled parent, were offered the sperm of a descendant of a famous person, let us say, Michael Jackson, what would you do? How much would you pay to have the baby of Michael Jackson’s descendant?
The Stork: A Comedy About Breeding People is the story of Tim Smith (The Stork), who, after helping his father in the business of selling sperm of bulls all over the world, decides to start a life of his own and takes his friend, Balthus Roosevelt (Bink), along to New York. During their brief stay in Spain, they meet a medical student who donates sperm for a living. After a brief discussion, Tim is motivated to start an artificial insemination business, leveraging the expertise of Dr Resnikow, who provides the facility and funding for their business (Delees Corporation). Starting up becomes so rough that they almost go bankrupt. To save their business, they must go the extra mile to surpass their competitors. What do they do? How do they manage to get through? Grab this copy of the comedy and enjoy.
Right off the bat, I need to commend the expertise of Denny Hatch. This book is an old book that the author decided to bring back to life. It was once scheduled to go on screen, but unfortunately, it didn’t materialise. This book would have made an excellent and hilarious movie. If, by chance, you are reading this and have the capacity to make the author's dream come to life by connecting him with someone who can produce this book into a movie, feel free to connect with him. I forgot to mention that a true-life event inspired the story.
At first, I got confused at the beginning because I couldn’t place what or who Glen Muir was. However, as I read on and realised what Glen was, I flowed into the whole realm and enjoyed every bit of it. The author's descriptive power brought every page of the book to life. I couldn't get lost because it was so vivid. The characters are well developed so that you know the background of all the key characters and can easily identify with them.
My favourite is Balthus Roosevelt. Even though the business is promising, his moral standard still stands. However, he has gone so deep that it has become difficult for him to pull out. Even at that, he tried his best to stand by the truth. Mike O'Shea, the Irish man, seems to be my funniest character. His introduction brings a lot of comic relief to the whole plot. ‘You phony bastard’ is a phrase that makes him stand out from the rest of the characters. I was sceptical about him initially, and my scepticism was eventually justified.
One of the lessons that stood out for me is that just because your father or grandfather is famous does not mean you can be as successful if you do not put in the effort. In fact, their fame, many times, causes a burden for their offspring. Another is, do not be gullible. Move back and run when you are told something too good to be true. How on earth can anyone believe that Jesus Christ has a descendant? As I said earlier, the author did a great job with this book.
There is nothing to dislike about this book. However, I found more than ten errors while reading, so I will rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I implore the author to edit this book one more time.
I recommend this book to lovers of comedy and those who want to learn one or two things regarding artificial insemination. I wish the author well on his mission to get a producer for this book. I would love to see it on the screen one day.
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