A Feral Chorus | Critical Book Review
A Feral Chorus by Matthew J. White promises a laugh-out-loud journey through the life of a man who swears he’s never wrong. Spoiler alert: he is, and the resulting escapades make for an entertaining, albeit flawed, narrative.
The Grand Potential, The Trial Separation
Guy Hastings, a law-school dropout turned mediocre car salesman, believes he’s on the verge of greatness. However, his wife Whitney isn’t willing to wait for his potential to materialize. Opting for a trial separation, she leaves Guy dumbfounded, setting the stage for a series of misadventures.
Florida Bound: Money, Mishaps, and Memorable Characters
A lucrative opportunity falls into Guy’s lap – a chance to settle debts in Florida. The plan: return the money to his deceased uncle’s aunt, win back Whitney, and pocket some extra cash. Predictably, things go awry in a world filled with humor and hijinks.
Percy Templeton: The Unlikely Hero
Enter Percy Templeton, an eccentric Englishman attempting to strike consignment deals for his struggling wine. His quirky presence adds a unique flavor to the novel, creating a dynamic partnership with Guy. Together, they embark on an unexpected quest, delivering a topsy-turvy pairing that guarantees laughs.
Chaos, Comedy, and the American South
A Feral Chorus offers a kaleidoscopic journey through the American South, complete with underwater rainforests and unforgettable locals. The unpredictable plot gains intrigue from the atmospheric backdrop, enhancing the overall reading experience.
The Downside: Guy Hastings’ Verbose Virtuosity
While the novel delivers on humor and memorable characters, Guy Hastings’s penchant for full-page asides may test readers’ patience. His self-indulgent displays of intellect, even when acknowledged by the author, might leave some questioning Whitney’s decision. Social media sleuthing escapades post-Florida don’t help Guy’s case either, bordering on the creepy.
Conclusion: A Wild Ride with Flaws and Funnies
A Feral Chorus is a rollercoaster of laughter with its share of ups and downs. Guy Hastings might tempt you to jump out of the narrative, but Percy Templeton ensures you’re pulled right back in. Despite its imperfections, this humorous tale keeps readers entertained throughout.
Publisher, Genre, Print Length, ISBN
|General Fiction / Humor
A Feral Chorus by Matthew J. White promises a laugh-out-loud journey through the life of a man who swears he’s never wrong. Spoiler alert: he is, and the resulting escapades make for an entertaining, albeit flawed, narrative. The Grand Potential, The Trial Separation Guy Hastings, a law-school dropout turned mediocre car salesman, believes he’s on…