Eric Feka was the first of his line to shun goat herding as a profession. Now he spends most of his time reading and writing, which gives the illusion of productivity but requires very little actual effort and absolutely no goats.
Krizia Anna Lazaro
on June 12, 2012 :
It has an okay story. The book is actually insightful and helped a lot in explaining love and lust. The story has lovable characters. You would be able to relate to at least one. In a way, even with the weird story line, the book was actually real in a way. It was easy to connect to. However, there was a lot of conversations between id and ego which was dragging.
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)
on Aug. 18, 2011 :
A very enjoyable novel detailing the life of Emmet Stork and his Greek family.We meet Emmet living at home and out of work-
he is a computer games wizard and when he applies for a position in a call centre at an Insurance company- he amazes both interviewers and his own family by achieving a perfect score. Emmet takes to the job like "a duck to water" and we are introduced to some wonderful characters in River,Jurgen, Voula and Acheron the overall boss.This book made me laugh "out loud" - it was very funny as we follow Emmet's upward trajectory in the company and his unrequited love for Voula - while maintaining a strong friendship with River another female colleague. A page turner which was a treat to read.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
on Aug. 14, 2011 :
Overall, the story flows pretty well from chapter to chapter andthe dynamics of life are not exaggerated Emmet, imagine that it is not as suitable to your friend next door happened.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
Abby Bookshelf Confessions
on Aug. 10, 2011 :
A really great book even if i'm still at the middle of the story..!
The title of this book "Love, Lust, and Petty Crime" says it all.
This is a story about friendship with four people (Jurgen, Voula, River, and Emmet) meeting at an insurance company. All are employed there and all become involved in one way or another. Twisted sisters, twisted brothers, she wants him, he wants the other, but, the characters are interrelated in a really good way..one that makes you think..if this is even possible..but well.,.yah..the author proves it does so...
this is a great tongue twister with bends and curves that make you read it to the end to know what will really happen.
but then..their friendship and love for each other,,is the only thing that makes them work this mayhem out.. this is a funny book and would make you realize and appreciate life better...
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on May 10, 2011 :
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I thought I would once again become trapped in the romance aspects of the book but this one is well written and the plot is well thought up. A good pick for any romance reader.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)