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  1. says:

    Rating 35 starsAn unusual story with eually odd characters I enjoyed it for the most part Judge Evers Wheeling breaks the mold with legal professionals; drinking pot smoking and pontification the basis But this is the South there's no middle ground Using dark comedy plot twists and emotionally corrupt personalities Martin Clark's storytelling stands alone Engaging for the most part its nothing like I expected; and that's a good thing since surprises are what life's about This was the second book I've read from this author and will research others That said for anyone who's stuck at home like I am stories like these are welcomeI have to find a tablet now since libraries are closed and look forward to eBooks Enjoy


  2. says:

    So many wheels spinning here but ultimately it held my interest and made me laugh


  3. says:

    A delightful readAfter reading that Barbara Kingsolver's next book will be The Lacuna I was interested to see that Clark used the term in this book; as if god had built the ground first the sky second and then dissatisfied with the lacuna between top and bottom joined the two together by wedging in the Appalachian Range page 73Another uote I like is Most things are discriminatory in some sense Judge Wheeling Dumb kids don't get into good colleges Try as they might work like Trojans they're just not smart enough That's discrimination they're being excluded because of the way they were born Unattractive men and women cannot be fashion models Congenitally hobbled people cannot compete in most Olympic events or drive a city bus Accidents of birth The world's full of doors and pits and barriers You know that page 236And and things got balled and knotted and jammed into a clump of poor timing and well burnished idiocy that wouldn't move wouldn't go anywhere page 237


  4. says:

    started this one last year finished it this year the 1st of january 2018 355 pee em really good read really liked it four stars kindle library loaner enjoyed how clark uses language words the manner he strings words together betterhe spent time on that the 1stummm third of the story you can tell work went into the 1st third or sonot that the other two thirds of the story suffered but the telling was great that first thirdor solanguage use of fun to read something where the writer strings words together in a manner not so common he didn't do that as much later but still a good story glanced at a review or two before i'd finishedalways curiousand there's all manner of readers some said southern gothic and yes i agree at least one was discouraged that so and so received little fan fareor something like that i'd have to go back and find that review as i disagreedid the reviewer say theblack woman disappeared? or ruth esther? neither one did sodunno what gives thereand as i was reading and enjoyed the great use of language thought to my self here's anothernever heard word one about clark martin the many aspects of mobile home living a novel and 't'would appear he has a number of storiesand those have received the fabled compare and contrast from some anyway thought here's another great story teller yet another that i only now discoverthough he's been telling tales for a few yearssoyeahsay if you did the compare and contrasthas some of the same flavoring that i've discovered in othersreminds me much of padgett powell especially the use of languagedaniel woodrellwho else? the author of raywho was that? larry johnson? harry crewsummmthere's a pile of em i've already down loaded another story from the digital library and since they only had two availablewent ahead and bought anotherone or two something onward and upward


  5. says:

    I was really not a fan of this book It was boring and slow moving and I had no investment in the characters The saving grace is that the story is interesting has some cool plot points and was unexpected But it took me way too long to read because I just couldn't get into it


  6. says:

    Hilarious irreverent not the typical mysteries


  7. says:

    Laugh out loud funny Ultimately not a book with a clear mission statement except to laugh Which I did


  8. says:

    At some point in this book maybe midway through I had pretty much decided I didn’t like it all that much Mostly that’s because with one exception I just couldn’t like respect or cheer for the characters Main character Judge Evers Wheeling is a screwed up whiner His brother Pascal who lives in the mobile home referenced in the title is a lazy guy with no ambition beyond his next drink or marijuana hit These guys and most of the other characters as harmless as they may be or accurately appear to be simply have no redeeming values and that doesn’t change The character I did like Pauletta is actually a secondary characterBut the story itself has some very clever dialogue twists and turns you won’t anticipate and a uirky finish About two thirds of the way through I could hardly put the book down and only did because the relatively small print totally trashed my ability to focus I had the trade paperback version; the hardcover might be generously presented I probably will be one of those who ultimately buys ’s Kindle just so I can bump up text size when I’m readingAnyway I imagine a lot of people will find the characters endearing But even if you don’t you might just get sucked into the story hard enough to overlook themPS I’m moving onto Martin Clark’s newest book Legal Limits I bought that without realizing it was another Clark book Should be interesting to see how I perceive the characters in this one


  9. says:

    This book started out great for me with the beautiful and wryly humorous use of language I was really excited about Martin Clark's writing style and the offbeat characters Kind of a southern gothic style which I loveIt had everything going for it A mystery involving stolen money a winning lottery ticket and alabaster tears no less The crazy characters include a judge who drinks too much his pot smoking double wide dwelling brother and his cronies a star car saleswoman and her jailbird brother Thus ensues various road trips marital infidelity a murder or was it really a suicide? and many many many of the main character's drunken meandering musings But but butBy the middle of the book I was thinking C'mon Marty get on with itThe pacing of the book sucks in other words and the plot seems to grind to a halt in spots Loss of a star for that offense


  10. says:

    Martin Clark's debut novel got rave reviews One wonders why And by one I mean myselfThere are lots of criteria you can use to grade books Not all authors or novels aspire to great literary heights Most of the time in fact all they want to do is entertain I heard that this book was funny a thriller and a rollicking carnival ride The story is about a boozing judge who gets wrapped up in the hunt for a missing letter and along the way must deal with a blood sucking spouse clues to hidden treasure and a murder or is it a suicide? Along for the ride are his stoner brother a stone cold lawyer goddess and a woman who cries white tears Sounds like eual parts Jonathan Carroll and Jeffery Deaver Sign me upWait Sign me down Or off Or just erase my nameI search when I read books or watch movies for an inlet or a handhold Some place where my appreciations can find purchase I'm just as willing to watch The Three Stooges as I am 8 12 I'll take Ween and I'll take Wagner Just let me know what to expect Because what I expected in Clark's book was absolutely not what I gotYou might expect good or even decent writing Think again Clark has some skill and in fact those glimmers of talent are part of what drove down my opinion of the novel Every thirty pages or so he writes a paragraph or two that sings something introspective without being cheesy something that lingers These rare and bright patches only reveal how tired and ugly everything else is The rest of the book is unpolished labored a literary misfire Clark's descriptive techniue reads like a shotgun loaded with old cliches In most cases books that promise a wild ride move at a fair clip setting aside any prosaic aspirations Clark's prose however doesn't know what it wants to be He muddles over fine detail as if it's important like someone who is so busy counting threads in the curtains that they can't be bothered to check out the interesting view beyond the windowForget the writing Books don't have to be well written if the characters are interesting Women with white tears a judge that boozes it up a wild n wacky pothead brother those sound like some real charactersMythbuster they're not I get it A judge who can't get into a car without cracking a beer is sort of a nutty dichotomy like a duck that's afraid of getting its feet wet or a gym teacher who says things like ewwwiee But irresponsibility and alcoholism aren't very interesting when nothing much comes of them Protagonist Judge Evers and his ilk spend the majority of the book I'd say 80% of it smoking drugs and drinking I'm not kidding That's all they do Oh and they spout off the sort of ill conceived pseudo philosophical nonsense that always sounds ground breaking when your mental gears are slipping but which usually proves to be less profound than pathetic when morning's harsh sobriety slips in And along those lines the dialogue slips just as many gears as the narration; the dialogue fluctuates between passably authentic and just plain clunky Near the end of the book the characters begin to resolve into something approximating interesting their edges start to solidify but by that point who cares?So forget the inconsistent prose and the unintriguing characters A novel can still survive all of that if the story is engaging enough The story here sounds wacky enough for a breezy summer read eh?I don't think so I get that wild and rollicking means there won't be much narrative coherency and true enough the plot is a twine and twigs treehouse a child's maze I guess most would classify it as magical realism but that's giving it far too much due Wild magical and rollicking are far less apt than silly clumsy and unpolished That is to say the story reads like it was made up on the spot The judge's brother Pascal at one point describes himself as someone who has tried very hard to make his life uneventful; there is evidence of that in the plot as well as evidence of an author who is trying eually hard to punctuate that listless meandering with anything he can think of that's wild and bizarre Again I'll grant that the conclusion of the whole mess was far satisfying than I expected it to be in spite of the plot holes and loose ends the conclusion was cohesive enough to be a real live conclusion but it followed such mushy pap that I still felt cheated The book's most interesting uestions are left unanswered and the story's least interesting plotlines took forever to resolve themselvesClark has the makings of a decent writer; you can see the evidence between the lines It's just a bummer that those lines themselves are so childish and so ill conceived


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In this masterful debut Martin Clark proves to be the heir apparent of great Southern raconteurs and the envy of seasoned novelists as he takes us on a frantic tour of the modern southHung over beaten by the unforgiving sun bitter at his estranged wife and dreading the day’s docket of petty criminal cases Ju A delightful readAfter reading that Barbara Kingsolver's next book will be The Lacuna I was interested to see that Clark used the term in this book; as if god had built the ground first the sky second and then dissatisfied with the lacuna between top and bottom joined the two together by wedging in the Appalachian Range page 73Another uote I like is Most things are discriminatory in some sense Judge Wheeling Dumb kids don't get into good colleges Try as they might work like Trojans they're just not smart enough That's discrimination they're being excluded because of the way they were born Unattractive men and women cannot be fashion models Congenitally hobbled people cannot compete in most Olympic events or drive a city bus Accidents of birth The world's full of doors and pits and barriers You know that page 236And and things got balled and knotted and jammed into a clump of poor timing and well burnished idiocy that wouldn't move wouldn't go anywhere page 237

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Band of merry hangers on for the big adventure Raucous road trips infidelity suspected killers winning Lotto tickets drunken philosophical rants and at least one naked woman tied to a road sign ensue in The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living one part legal thriller one part murder mystery and all parts all wil At some point in this book maybe midway through I had pretty much decided I didn’t like it all that much Mostly that’s because with one exception I just couldn’t like respect or cheer for the characters Main character Judge Evers Wheeling is a screwed up whiner His brother Pascal who lives in the mobile home referenced in the title is a lazy guy with no ambition beyond his next drink or marijuana hit These guys and most of the other characters as harmless as they may be or accurately appear to be simply have no redeeming values and that doesn’t change The character I did like Pauletta is actually a secondary characterBut the story itself has some very clever dialogue twists and turns you won’t anticipate and a uirky finish About two thirds of the way through I could hardly put the book down and only did because the relatively small print totally trashed my ability to focus I had the trade paperback version; the hardcover might be generously presented I probably will be one of those who ultimately buys ’s Kindle just so I can bump up text size when I’m readingAnyway I imagine a lot of people will find the characters endearing But even if you don’t you might just get sucked into the story hard enough to overlook themPS I’m moving onto Martin Clark’s newest book Legal Limits I bought that without realizing it was another Clark book Should be interesting to see how I perceive the characters in this one Plague Harvest you won’t anticipate and a uirky finish About two thirds of the way through I could hardly put the book down and only did because the relatively small print totally trashed my ability to focus I had the trade paperback version; the hardcover might be generously presented I probably will be one of those who ultimately buys ’s Kindle just so I can bump up text size when I’m readingAnyway I imagine a lot of people will find the characters endearing But even if How Not to F*** Them Up you don’t Darkland you might just get sucked into the story hard enough to overlook themPS I’m moving onto Martin Clark’s newest book Legal Limits I bought that without realizing it was another Clark book Should be interesting to see how I perceive the characters in this one

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Dge Evers Wheeling is in need of something on the morning he's accosted by Ruth Esther English Ruth Esther's strange story certainly is something and Judge Wheeling finds himself in uncharted territory Reluctantly agreeing to help Ruth Esther retrieve some stolen money he recruits his pot addled brother and a I was really not a fan of this book It was boring and slow moving and I had no investment in the characters The saving grace is that the story is interesting has some cool plot points and was unexpected But it took me way too long to read because I just couldn't get into it