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Review of The Stork

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[Following is an official review of "The Stork" by Denny Hatch.]
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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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Post by Lisa Park17 »

Excellent and explicitly written review! I'd love to read the book to discover how their business would fare. I'm sure I wouldn't be bored by the storyline because it promises a lot of action. Well done.
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Post by Ambrose John »

This is an awesome review. I like this book already. I wonder how one would believe Jesus Christ had a child while on earth.
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Post by Faisal Kurfi »

I enjoyed reading your review because it summarises the book well enough to avoid spoilers. I like reading comedies now and then to blow off steam. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Post by Success Azuka »

I stopped halfway and I think it will prompt me to get a copy of this book. I would love to know the ending of this book. Thanks for the review. It is well-constructed.
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Post by Charles Agbata 1 »

Your review is very informative and covered the book's storyline without spoilers. I love this book and will love to read it for the second time
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Post by Youngreader720-OluwabukunmiWilliamsOso »

The main character sounds like a driven person who is determined to succeed, and I always find that motivational. I don't think I'm interested in learning about artificial insemination, however. Nice review nonetheless.
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Post by David Chijindu »

Your review was enjoyable to read because it summarized the book well enough to avoid spoilers. I enjoy reading comedy to unwind from time to time. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
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Post by Iam Ama »

Selling sperm for a living? I have never heard or read a story like this one. I was still surprised by the selling of bull sperms for a living until I got to the point in this review where the main character meets a man who sells his sperm for a living. This all doesn't sound like a book I would want to read though. Thank you for providing this review.
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I enjoyed reading your review, it made me interested in the book.
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Post by Oyedeji Funmilayo »

It can be funny at times how humans try and create humor out of every thing. It is intresting to know that a comedy book of this nature can exist and I look forward to reading it. Your review is wonderful. Welldone!!!
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Post by Mozi Ken »

Selling the sperm of bulls? Interesting! I would also like to read about these funny stories about breeding people. I like hilarious books. Good review.
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Post by Anna_1203 »

The success and fame of parents can really become a burden at times. I love when humor covers a writer's point; it makes a book amusing and valuable. Great review.
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Post by Tosin-Le »

What an engaging read! IVF is a practice that has existed for many years. However, making money from selling the sperm gotten from Bulls seems very funny and interesting at the same time. Different perspectives are welcomed.
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Post by Stevenmusk »

This book is captivating and draws my attention. I like that they create the concept of sperm donation from famous people and I have seen a relative story about delivering children and it was also called the storks.
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