Book Reviews of Approximately Heaven : A Novel

Approximately Heaven : A Novel
Approximately Heaven A Novel
Author: James Whorton
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ISBN-13: 9780743244473
ISBN-10: 0743244478
Publication Date: 12/21/2004
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Humorous little book about a man who likes to drink a little too much. He loses his job, his wife tries to leave him but he leaves her before she gets the chance. The writing is excellent and the characters believable if not entirely likeable. Definitely worth reading.
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I give this book 4 Stars!! It was one of the funniest books I have read in a long time.

Don "Wendell" Brush is an unemployed 32-year-old Tennessee electrician who likes a few beers before lunch. Mary, his long-suffering wife, has decided to leave him, but Don, heartsick at the thought beats her out the door. He reasons that if he leaves, Mary will have to stay behind in their ramshackle house to take care of their dog and cat. At least he'll know where she is. Out on the street with nothing to do until he can think of a way to win another chance with Mary, Don decides to take a road trip with his friend Dove, a retired, chain-drinking ex-felon with emphysema who is driving to Mississippi to deliever some furniture. If there's something else in the trailer, Don isn't asking and Dove's not telling.
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A rambling story about a 32-year-old electrician from Washington County, Tennessee, who likes a few beers before lunch.
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Quick read- story of an alcholic, out of work man trying to keep his wife in his life (and beat up, torn up house). He takes a trip to Mississippi while trying to figure out how to prevent his wife from leaving.

The story is quick, but I wanted to slap the main charachter, Wendell, throughout the book. He really need to wake up! And then what his wife decides in the end.....ahhhh!