Publisher: Turnstone Press
Released: March 28th, 2016
Genre: contemp, humour
Source: Review copy from publisher
Fame can be fickle. Nobody knows that better than overnight sensation Gabriel Pegg . . . you know, Port-o-Potty Guy . . . from Erratic Automatic. Remember him? He went from the penthouse to the outhouse, and now Gabriel is persona non grata in the entertainment biz. Broke, behind on his child support payments, and a wanted man, Gabriel heads to the only place he has left: Greatness, Manitoba, population…I don’t know, but there’s one traffic light. Gabriel believes his destiny as a serious auteur awaits him, once he can rid himself of those pesky parental commitments. When Gabriel unwittingly signs himself up for six-days-a-week custody of his 11 year old daughter, Gabriel realizes there might just be No Escape from Greatness.
Not all funny books are created equal. Some try too hard to be funny and really miss the mark. Some don’t try hard enough. And some, like No Escape from Greatness hit the mark perfectly.
Folks, this is a FUNNY read. One of the funniest I’ve read. I love the plot and the cast of characters and the fact that this is a book that actually has some character growth and a message but doesn’t take itself to seriously.
Gabriel Pegg. Jesus he is one unlikeable character. I mean, this guy is such a douche. Yet I couldn’t stop reading about him and wanting to read about him. It’s hard to write an unlikeable character that keeps readers engaged, but Eyamie accomplishes that. Gabriel has his head so far up his own ass that you kinda have to feel a bit bad for him.
This book reads like an awesome, funny, quirky Canadian indie movie. It’s just so unbelievable that it’s believable. And I LOVED it.