Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: The Full Ridiculous

Halfway through a ten-kilometer run, you have yet another premonition that you're hit by a car while jogging so you decide to outwit the fates by changing course, heading down Hastings Road instead of up it.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:  
He slams on the breaks but it's too late. 
- p. 56

About The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell: A funny, compelling novel about love, family, and the precarious business of being a man. Michael O’Dell is hit by a car. When he doesn’t die, he is surprised and pleased. But he can’t seem to move from the crash position. In fact, the accident is just the first in a series of family crises: His wife Wendy is heroically supportive, but when his daughter Rosie punches out a vindictive schoolmate, all hell breaks loose. His son Declan is found with a stash of illicit drugs. A strange policeman starts harassing the family and ordinary mishaps take on a sinister desperation. To top it all off, Michael’s professional life starts to crumble. Mark Lamprell’s extraordinary debut examines the terrible truth: sometimes you can’t pull yourself together until you’ve completely fallen apart.


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8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the sound of this book! It sounds hilarious and yet I suspect it will be surprisingly insightful at times when you least suspect it! I wonder how I would respond if I got a premonition like this but I never go jogging so it'll probably never happen ;)
    Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  2. I love the excerpts on this one! I've had similar premonitions though obviously they've never come true. I'll have to look for this one.

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  3. This sounds great - I'm adding it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my 56.

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  4. This sounds like one of those books that makes you laugh while you're also feeling empathy for the characters. Sounds like a great story.
    My Friday post features ROSE’S GIFT.

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  5. Ever since a car accident I try to stick to the same route when going somewhere familiar. The day it happened I took a different way home and my car got totaled. I didn't get hurt but I loved my Passport and still miss it years later.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/06/the-friday-56-51-the-promise/

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  6. A wonderfully fun looking cover. I can only think the inside will be too. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  7. Sounds inane enough to be fun! :-)
    Happy weekend!

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  8. Ooooo...that sounds like a good beginning.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ENJOY your weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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