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Abandoned on Planet Earth, S. P. Mount never really found his footing among the bizarre species called humankind. However, he eventually become adept at putting one foot in and doing the hokey-pokey, so that today, he might even seem human himself.
Stephan grew up in an orphanage in Scotland with his nose wedged in encyclopaedias. He spent his youth envisaging the world and beyond, until awakening one morn to find wings sprouted. Embarking on a career in worldwide tourism, he fluttered them far and wide.
He pretends to speak numerous languages, having lived in Germany, England, Greece, Dubai and Italy. Currently, he resides in Canada, where he reinvents his life experiences via his writing. While yesterdays inspire him, he combines those experiences with the possibility of tomorrows and a vivid imagination to create his unique prose.
"Together with my Miniature Schnauzer, MacGregor, I dream of living back in Scotland one day - If not... well... then... a villa in Italy will just have to do . . . S'pose . . . "
on July 10, 2013 :
Set in Vancouver...the first view Jennyfer gets of the city is from the back of a stolen truck as she arrives there stoned. A fish out of water, she can’t help but admire the place... and indeed the descriptiveness of this Canadian city certainly helped fuel my desire to see it too.
She also tells of the city's benefits as well as its seedier side as she goes underground, finally taking a job as a hairdresser… well… lets just say… of sorts anyway - but still, maybe a step up from what she had been doing – of which she has quite the unique descriptions; her sleazy past existence becoming the focus of her astounding memoirs and a tribute to an unlikely ally penned amid a sad and desolate situation - which was very touching in its own way!
Jennyfer's mind doesn't operate the same way as most people though. She's tough, rough, thick-skinned and straight to the point - which usually has a sexual innuendo flare added for good measure. She just can’t help it. But that's Jennyfer, and you wanna hate her for it, but ya just can’t - at least I couldn’t. I kinda found myself liking her... she really means well, and sadly, could’ve been so much more in life… and, anyway, can she really help it if she's a walking time-bomb? Bless her heart!
I found SP Mount’s characterization and humor inimitable, quite a few gems here that both delighted and kinda appalled me simultaneously, but I have to say, clever in their execution, and no doubt the emotion evoked was entirely intended as the author pushes limits in both sexual situations and political incorrectness. I really didn’t know what to expect next! But these are counteracted by a quick-witted remark from Jennyfer who could care less about anything at all, and that, strangely enough, seemed to make it all kinda acceptable - probably because it all comes from she herself.
Enjoyed this a lot and gotta add mention of the great covers on the hairdresser series, extra bonus there.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on June 30, 2013 :
Jennyfer is human, flawed and crude, and rude too but she's a character their must be hundreds just like in the world of today's sleaziness. Maybe not to everyone's taste as this isn't a pretty story but life ain't so damn pretty 95% of the time...so if you're willing to admit it's time to 'get real' with what's happening, this story is open, honest and actually has heart.
Your a writer I admire and feel privileged to read; your humor is the saving grace of what might be too dark otherwise. GOOD JOB and work all 5 stars.
Author JD Couch, 6-30-2013
(reviewed long after purchase)