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Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men by Colin Bateman starts out in Belfast and quickly moves to New York City where Dan Starkey joins Fat Boy Bobby McMaster and team - his mission: to write a book about the European Heavyweight Champ from Northern Ireland taking on Mike Tyson at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick's Day. What a novel! You want action and more action, hype and more hype, romance and more romance, you've come to the right place - Eros and Thanatos in full Irish bloom laced with signature
A novel with a title as cool as “Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men” is just begging to be at least taken off of the shelf. If that catchy handle isn’t enough, the boxer throwing a jab on the cover, with a little mouse atop his glove, should certainly get your attention. If I hadn’t already been directed to this book by my friend, Glenn, that title and cover art would have gotten me to give this one a try.Bateman grabbed a hold of me with the first paragraph.“Peace had settled over the city like the sk...
A fun read. There are times when the plot becomes ridiculous, but it is clear that the author doesn't want the book to be taken over-seriously. The humour is well-done, and the conclusion is satisfying.
4,25, close to a 4,5 but the plot goes just a little bit too over the top for it to be as good as the first one. Still so great and fun and easy to read and I'm definitely excited for the rest of the series and Bateman in general.
Hilarious, adventurous, pure fun.Witty, engaging dialogue throughout.Pure Colin Bateman.
Humorous in parts, occasionally poignant, but largely forgettable.
Irish Journalist Dan Starkey is back in his second appearance. The first, Divorcing Jack, was great and this one may be better. Bateman who is a wonderful and hilarious story teller has moved his story this time out of Ireland, to the Northeast part of the U.S. Semi-decent heavy weight boxer, Bobby McMasters is pitted as the great white hope against Mike Tyson for a St. Patrick's Day match. Starkey's been hired to write a book about the whole thing. Ireland meets New York in the 1990's itself is...
found starkey's sarkiness too much and the violence a bit over the top.
Below par for Mr Bateman, but still an easy entertaining read.
Title match for heavyweight title between Mike Tyson and Irish Bobby McMaster on Saint Patrick Day in New York is the beginning of adventures in this book. Dan Starkley, writer and journalist, had to write on the contender and follow him from Belfast to USA, around a couple of States try to find out who kidnapped boxer's wife, Mary.Full of humor and trying to put down racial and political diverging point of view, this book worth the time you can spend on it.Maybe you will enjoy reading it with a...
I'm so glad to have finished this book. The writing is easy to read, funny in places and the dialogue clever and witty but overall I just did not enjoy this. I'm not sure if it was the back drop of a boxing story line or that Dan Starky is just too flawed as the central character. Maybe it just wasn't action packed enough. I don't know, but this will be the last Colin Bateman adult book I read.
While funny at times, this didn't make me laugh half as much as Divorcing Jack. It was an entertaining book that was fun to read, but ultimately it was just a little better than average from a plot standpoint. Funny, but unfortunately, not as good as his previous work.
The "lovable curmudgeon" finds himself in another situation. This time in New York dealing with Mohammedites, American "Irish", Mike Tyson and whales.As much is going on around him, Dan's got some major turmoil back home that needs to be worked out.
Started off a bit slow, but over all a good story as mad as something you would read in a Hiassen book