Dec 11, 2010

Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress

Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well-to-do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle.

Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income. In Georgia's case it is six well-heeled lovers - one for each day of the week, with Mondays off - none of whom knows about the others.

But when the married preacher who has been coming to call (Saturdays) decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him. In GEORGIA BOTTOMS, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellious human heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of six previous novels and three books for children. He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in Key West, Florida. 

Category: Fiction
Publish Date: 2/23/2011
ISBN: 9780316033046
Pages: 288
Size: 6" x 9-1/4"

MY THOUGHTS

I haven't laughed this hard for a very long time.  This book is absurd, hilarious and totally laugh out loud, and it almost had me rolling on the floor.  The predicaments that poor Georgia gets herself into are unbelievable, and things just keep on getting crazier and crazier.

Her do-nothing younger brother relies on Georgia to continually rescue him from embarrassing and even illegal situations.  Her elderly mother with Alzheimers often doesn't even know who Georgia is, and occasionally takes pop shots at strangers with her pellet gun. Six nights a week, Georgia entertains men in her secret hideaway above the garage.  Her family and friends think she is holed up in the loft making beautiful hand-stitched quilts that she sells at a local craft store.  Everyone knows that they are not allowed in the loft ... they know better than to interrupt her "creativity".

I must warn you ... there are many topics in this book that I do not agree with, and some of the language is rather offensive.  But the absurdity and hilarity of this entire book made me keep on reading. Georgia Bottoms is a colorful character that has everyone fooled in the small town of Six Points, Alabama. She is the type of person that you might like to have as a best friend, but you certainly wouldn't want her as an enemy!

Overall, I give this one a thumbs up due to the huge laugh factor, but I also must give a language and content warning.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Georgia Bottoms from Hachette Books in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like that movie ofyesteryear - the one with the three airline stewardesses coming in and going out of the flat of their boyfriend and him trying to juggle it around! just cant remember the title. That too was very funny.

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