on Feb. 4, 2013 :
Just finished BOOMERANG by Alan Hutcheson. A wild and crazy thriller with some zany characters.
It was an interesting storyline but not enough suspense and action for me though. Dragged in the middle, but picked up in the latter half and the ending was solid and satisfying. There are a few editing and proofing issues, but not serious enough to harm the story.
The writing is good and competent and the author really grabs you with the opening chapters. There is quite a bit of humor in this thriller. Set in Australia and Arizona. A satisfying book, but had the potential to be much better. A solid 4-stars.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
on April 25, 2011 :
I enjoyed this book! Totally crazy and yet somehow lovable :-) I think someone else mentioned it could be a movie the likes of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World. There were times when I lost track of the characters, but that's my own personal problem. I'm glad I can search on my Kindle and go back to the first mention of a character and be refreshed as to who they were. A fun read!
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on Oct. 23, 2010 :
I loved this book! Alan Hutcheson is a very talented writer. I am amazed at how he set the stage for this story. Each chapter of the book details the events of different characters that in the beginnning seem unrelated. However, as the story unfolds, each character or set of characters are drawn from places as far away as Australia to a little house in Arizona. Once each party involved in this tale find their way to a dark, soggy Arizona backyard in their pursuit of a handcrafted boomerang, the conclusion of their quest is delightful, entertaining, and satisfying . The characters are funny - some are wonderfully likeable, and some you just like to hate. I plan to read this book again sometime soon!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
on Aug. 25, 2010 :
This book was very enjoyably. It was a fast read which is high praise. I will definitely buy his future books.
(reviewed 80 days after purchase)
on Aug. 24, 2010 :
I found this book quite well written, though I would liked to have seen it cut down. I thought it "went on a bit". but I did read to the end.
(reviewed 76 days after purchase)
on July 11, 2010 :
I really enjoyed this book.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
on July 2, 2010 :
really enjoyed this book, very funny. Would definately recomend this book
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on May 23, 2010 :
One of the best novels that I have read in recent times- suspenseful, witty and racy. I look forward to more such writings from Mr. Hutcheson.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on Feb. 25, 2010 :
I found this book very entertaining. I also participated in the Book Club discussion on the NookBoards Forum, which added to the enjoyment of the book. I definately recommend this eBook to anyone who enjoys a good adventure comedy!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
on Feb. 9, 2010 :
Very funny! A madcap adventure along the likes of Carl Hiaasen or Tim Dorsey. The characters have depth and the plot was intricate and fun to watch come together at the end. I can recommend it without reservation.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on Jan. 1, 2010 :
Loved this book! Hutcheson does a great job creating a host of wacky characters all after the same object. I really enjoyed seeing all of the different plot lines and watching them all converge. I will definitely be recommending this one!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Dec. 21, 2009 :
Alan Hutcheson has writen a wonderfully fun tale that will keep you reading all night. Ted and Jerry make a unique team on the hunt for a strange relic once owned by a super powerful Washingtom lawman; and if thats not enough they have a crossbow wielding albino after them to keep them from slowing down. The characters are weird and entertaining they will make you laugh. I can't wait for Alan's next book.
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)
on Dec. 20, 2009 :
This very funny book had great characters and a fast-moving plot. The reader is led to wonder what could possibly be so special about the title object. A madcap quest takes the various groups of people closer and closer to the goal. Each of them will have very different reasons. Messed-up hotels, dodgy cars, and a slew of other details makes this novel seem like it could happen to you. I loved this book. It would make a great movie, too.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Nov. 20, 2009 :
Great fun from start to finish. The various antics of the characters had me laughing out loud as I visualized the situations. I loved following the old lady sisters, Amelia and Doreen (they were so real that I could almost hear their conversations) and Ted and Jerry (that guy had more stuff he was into than poor Ted could keep up with). If that wasn't enough, add in the alphabet soup of government agencies and “the clothing optional former onion festival queen". I had no idea how it was going to end and couldn't wait to find out. This will definitely be on my to-be-read-again list.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)