Author Tegon Maus introduces us to “My Grandfather’s Pants”:
Jack Laskin is an ordinary man. More than ordinary according to some. Running the family hardware store and a life that would bore a snail, nothing exciting ever seems to happen to him.
Then, at his mother’s urging, he tries on a pair of his late grandfather's old pants and everything changes -- most importantly his emerging love life. It's not long before his mother and her meddling friends get involved.
When an old friend of his grandfather’s tells Jack he has something she wants, his new-found life takes another turn. Having no idea what he is supposed to have, Jack looks to his girlfriend, Connie, and her brother, Robert, for help.
In the end, the answers will all be found in his 'Grandfather’s Pants'.
HELP! I am Rolling On The Floor Laughing! ROTFL for you millennials and younger. I have not laughed so much, even “Bob”* wasn’t this funny! This is the story of Jack dealing with a peculiar history of the males in his family. I have promised not to spoil a book in my reviews. Though I cannot say any more about this history, I can say that while Jack is wooing the girl of his dreams he is subject to extreme external pressures he fears will cost him far more than the love of his life.
I know that sounds so serious, fear not, this is the funniest book I have read in at least 10 years! Tegon masterfully captures the angst and worry Jack feels as a relationship with the beautiful Connie begins to blossom. His mom gets involved, her friends get involved, three nubile women get involved, and his grandfather’s pants get involved! It might be too much to say the pants save the day, but they have an undeniable influence!
Tegon handles so much of the craft well, he moves the story along perfectly with lots of action and dialogue. He preserves POV quite nicely as well, the lack of proper POV is one of my pet peeves.
I gave “Bob”* an extra tenth of a point for humor, I have to give “My Grandfather’s Pants” an extra five tenths of a point for extreme humor. Not outrageous humor, but such an overwhelming amount of laughing is created! Maybe Bob has the belt that goes with the pants!
I found a few errors for a score of 4.9, add the extra 5/10’s and the total score is 5.4 of 5 stars!
*See the book review of “Bob” at: http://www.wordrefiner.com/book-reviews/-bob-by-tegon-maus
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