Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Call Me Pomeroy Review

Call Me Pomeroy

By James Hanna

Pomeroy, a towering street musician on parole, is out of the clink for the upteenth time and wants to become another Bob Dylan. With fame and fortune in mind, he heads to Occupy Oakland, hoping to get on television, attract an agent, and score a million dollar contract for Ants in My Pants, his marathon ditty. Pomeroy is a skirmish-loving, dumpster-diving, narcissistic crazy who thinks he can sing like Pavarotti and that all women want to jump his bones. His parole officer, a street-smart Hispanic woman, tells Pomeroy to quit looking at her alligator pumps and to get himself a real plan. But Pomeroy has schemes of his own and more wisdom than we’d like to admit. You may find his egocentric opinions politically incorrect. (“There ain’t a dyke alive ol’ Pomeroy can’t turn straight.”) You may find yourself laughing when you shouldn’t. (“A good strong piss is better ’an sex. Lasts longer too.”). But don’t blame yourself if you start rooting for this anti-hero. You’ll have lots of company. (Note: Adult language and situations).
***MY HONEST REVIEW OF Call Me Pomeroy***

Pomeroy is one of a kind. He’s irresistible to women. At least that’s the way he sees it. He once wrote a song called Ants in My Pants and became an overnight internet sensation. Pomeroy believes that he’s destined to be a star. The problem though, is that when he’s not in jail, he’s hiding from the law. But his stardom is coming, he just knows it, any day now.

This story’s plot had me chuckling throughout. I don’t think you can find a more colorful character than Pomeroy. Actually, the rest of the characters in this story were pretty amusing themselves. Pomeroy had a bounty of the most interesting catch-phrases. His raunchy personality, as well as his vulgar language was such a put off, but I couldn’t stop reading. He was so crazy funny, that it had my side hurting from laughing so much. I love this author’s writing style. He gives you such imaginative characters that you can’t help but want to follow their adventure, even if you don’t like them. 

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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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James Hanna
James Hanna wandered Australia for seven years before settling on a career in criminal justice. He spent twenty years as a counselor in the Indiana Department of Corrections and has recently retired from the San Francisco Probation Department, where he was assigned to a domestic violence and stalking unit. His experience with criminal types has created fodder for his fictional characters. 

James short stories have appeared in multiple journals and have received three Pushcart nominations. His first published novel, The Siege, depicts a hostage standoff in a penal facility. It has been published to critical acclaim. James' second published novel, Call Me Pomeroy, chronicles the misadventures of a street musician who joins the Occupy Oakland Movement and its spin-off movements in London and Paris. He does not join for political reasons but to get on television, land an agent, and score a million dollar recording contract for Ants in My Pants, his marathon ditty. Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer, calls the book an instant classic.

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