Saturday 4 March 2017

Carole's Saturday Review: A Minger's tale

Author:  R.B.N. Bookmark 
Title: A Minger's Tale: Beginnings
Genre: Autobiography, Nonfiction, & humor
Pages: ebook
Expected publication: March 2016
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

If only he knew where God lived, he would urinate in his letterbox! Growing up is a difficult time in the life of Ribban Bookmark, this book traces his journey down a Minger Highway, signposted with humour and littered with roadkill oneliners.

I really had no idea what I was getting into when I picked this book up. I wasn’t even sure what the title meant, so this was bound to be interesting. And interesting it was. 

The story follows Ribban and his journey to adulthood. Each chapter centered on certain themes such as “Childhood” and etc. I liked the setup, it was okay and easy to follow. I think it would’ve flowed better if it was in chronical order. There was a lot of time jumping between stories. BUT the format still worked and it was easy to follow. 

Ribban was a little snot! Which was funny! He had me laughing at his antics and rude ways. There were some times that he really wasn’t being a jerk, but it still came back and made him look bad. Like the scene with the priest in the confessional. Poor Ribban! LOL He said he “hid” from his mom, but the priest heard “hit”. Sounds like something that would happen to me. But scenes like those were the funniest. 

There were some unrealistic scenes, but hey…weird things happen to people. They were fun to read. 

I do wish some of the scenes were more played out because I wanted to read on and see what happened next. There were some strands of stories I feel were left unfinished. Maybe it was done intentionally? 

Now, this is a funny book. However, if you are easily offended, then this is not the book for you. I point this out because I read one review where they were all a fluster about the offensive jokes and scenes and blah blah blah. A lot of this is British humor and they are not as sensitive over there. There are British terms not used here in the States (just Fyi). With humor like this, you need to not be sensitive or easily offended. I thought it was hilarious myself. Anyways…I digress….

I wish I could say more, but there are a lot of spoilers that I don’t want to give way. 

Overall, this was an interesting and funny book. It certainly was different and the character was fun to follow. I do encourage people like a humorous book to give this a shot. People who are easy to offend should avoid this. Out of five stars, I’ll give this 4.  


  1. I'm pretty much open to anything, reading wise, and never easily offended. I think I'm gonna enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing. Awesome review! :-D

  2. This book is completely new to me. It sounds like it is put together in a rather interesting manner. I do enjoy a bit of humor in a story. Great review!

  3. Maybe I will look for this one, a nice little review, thanks!



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