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May 29, 2012

Book Twenty Eight of My 2012 Goal

Over the CurbOver the Curb by Bo Barber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am at a lost how to even do a review on "Over the Curb" by Bo Barber. It was not like anything I have read before. I would tell you about the plot or the main characters but there were no main characters. All the salesmen, some customers, and others were all characters. The plot? Well, I am not sure exactly what it was. Maybe it was to solve the murder? Was it a murder? I don't think so since we all know exactly who did it at the time. To me it was more of a 'day and a life of a car salesman' with the main location of this book taking place at (or in a way tied to) the car dealership and everything that went wrong and could go wrong there.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying the book was terrible, it just was 'different'. It at times had me laughing with the silly things going on in it that were all intentional by the author. Starting with a rocking chair competition that they thought would last a day ended up lasting many. The problem was they were not counting on this so no one provided the contestants with time to meet their hygiene needs. You can imagine what it smelled like in there. Some of the reactions of the people were just hilarious with this and other events that happen throughout the book.

There was a lot of swearing and sexual references and because of this I would not recommend this to everyone. However, if you want a fun, quick read that has the sole purpose to get a laugh and at times even make you wonder what was coming next in this crazy mixed up dealership, this is the book for you.

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