Today’s team book review comes from Judith, she blogs at http://judithbarrowblog.com/
Judith chose to read and review Magic Fishing Panties by Kimberly Dalferes
I gave Magic Fishing Panties 4* out of 5
First of all I’d like to thank Rosie Amber and Kimberly J. Dalferes for giving me this opportunity to review this book
I need to say nothing more than I loved he Magic Fishing Panties by Kim Dalferes. But, of course I will, because I want more people to read this fabulous collection of short stories and essays. I read it one sitting, ignoring all the ‘to-do’ tasks that were indelibly printed on my brain until I picked up this book and started reading. It’s a long time since I indulged myself like this and I’m not sorry. The author’s voice shines through in each story, whether it’s one that makes you laugh out loud, sigh with nostalgis or weep (which one or two did to me!) And there are a few that make you sit back and think, perhaps shake your head in amazement at the obtuse, insensitive attitude of some people, and then wonder at Kim Dalferes’ ability to retain a sense of humour.. And be able to craft a story about it with such skill.
Picture the scene: The school bus, too early to pick up the children on the other side of an intersection (crossroads for UK readers) parked right in the middle until the driver decides it’s the correct time and blocking all traffic.
Enter Kim Dalferes …
“‘Did any other adult offer assistance? Nada. Not a single one…I soon found myself juggling leash, tugging dog, and blue plastic poop bag precariously with my right hand, my coffee mug in the left, and directing traffic through the intersection while simultaneously shooing children out of the road …”
It’s just part of one of many hilarious passages. Kim Dalferes interweaves reality, poignancy, honesty (at whatever cost to herself) and comedy. I can heartily recommend the Magic Fishing Panties .
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