17 May 2017

HEY DOORMAN VIII: TRUE TALES OF AN UNCOMMON BOUNCER IN LOS ANGELES.

HEY DOORMAN VIII: TRUE TALES OF AN UNCOMMON BOUNCER IN LOS ANGELES by JOHN P. KILDEMM.

AMAZON.CO.UK BLURB: SEX -- VIOLENCE -- TRUMP

Eight true tales from your wittiest bouncer's, wittiest bouncer Mister Kildemm chronicles the night life in the City of Angels as only he can, in the fourth installment of, Hey Doorman. But this time with a biting political edge working in cahoots with his always hilarious edge. That's two edges people. TWO.

As Jerry Seinfeld once said, "I'm sure he's having a good laugh over this with his doorman buddies."

FIRST SENTENCE {Introduction to The Doorman}: A bouncer, door-host, doorman, or whatever you want to call him, is in a unique position in the realm of late night entertainment.

MEMORABLE MOMENT: Because of the conversational nature of the book I won't be including my Memorable Moment.

SOURCE: Received from the author.

READ FOR: Not applicable.

MY THOUGHTS: Hmm! Certainly different from my usual kind of read. Totally intrigued by the whole concept I gladly accepted a copy from the author, otherwise .....

Published in what I thought an unpromising A4 Format and at less than forty pages costing over £10, my first thought was 'this had better be better than good.

Unquestionably I liked the conversational, unhurried nature of the writing and, the author obviously being something of a film buff, I enjoyed the referencing of various films (some of which I knew, others I didn't). Then there was that rather than the kiss-and-tell of the rich and (in)famous there were the oddly refreshing anecdotes about the obviously neither rich nor famous.

Yes, here was a man I could enjoy a drink with (a cup of tea of course) ... if only he promised to cut down on the swearing.

I guess when it comes down to it it wasn't so much the 'Sex', 'Violence' nor even the talk of Trump - after all thanks to the synopsis I was expecting these (the author's email ensuring I was aware of, and I quote, 'some profanity') - that led to my rating the book as I did.*

Yeah, I guess it says as much about myself as the author but I'm afraid it largely comes down to that old chestnut .... the differing in a sense of humour. And I'm afraid it would seem mine and the Doorman's sense of humour is essentially just about as far apart as it gets.


* As most of you will be aware I don't use a star rating system on Pen and Paper. However because I have made reference to it here I think it only right to let you know I awarded Hey Doorman VIII an 'It was OK' rating. TT


10 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Hmm, probably not for me but thanks for telling us about it. I'm sure his stories are interesting, at the very least :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Yeah, not a good fit for me, but thanks for letting us know about it! I do like that you read a variety of books.

Kelly said...

The blurb alone turned me off (I get more than my fill of most of these topics in the daily news) and the rest of your review confirmed it. There are far too many good books I want to read to waste my time on something that's just okay.

Not one I'll be adding to my wish list. Thanks for an honest review.

Suko said...

Tracy, thanks for your honest review. I'm not sure if this book would be my cup of tea, but I'd be willing to start reading it.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I was thinking this one didn't sound like your cuppa but I can see the intrigue of starting it. Hope the next one is better!

The Bookworm said...

This sounds different!

Melliane said...

hmm not sure it would be something for me

Brian Joseph said...

I seems that this book had a lot of potential. I can see how such a narrative can be very fully and entertaining.

Too bad that it fell short for you.Humor is an odd thing. Sometimes it just does not mesh between people. On the other hand, sometimes things that are meant to be funny just are not funny.

nightwingsraven said...

Tracy,

Thank you for your honest review,
but I am very uncertain about adding
this book to my list.
Raven

Karen Alderman said...

Oh I bet he has some stories!

Thanks for sharing even if it wasn't your type of read.

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