Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review of The Sun Tea Chronicles by Quinton Blue

Read for: Reading Across the States & Mount TBR
Synopsis: "After being fired from a dead-end government job in Chicago, Jimmy Sparrow retreats to Indiana and tries to rediscover his Potawatomi Indian roots. But it's the 1980s, an era hostile to Thoreau-like values. As America overdoses on success and ambition, Jimmy secedes from the work world to become the unofficial mayor of a small apartment building filled with misfits. "The Sun Tea Chronicles" is a collection of sharply etched vignettes with a comic undertone."

My Review: Unfortunately, I am so glad this book is done. I was so disappointed in it but pushed through only because it was a book for my Reading Across the States challenge. It was a book about nothing, kind of like Seinfeld but at least that show was funny. This book claims in the synopsis to have comic undertone, but I didn't get that, for me it was dull and boring. It tried to be funny but just didn't work for me.
My Rating: I didn't mesh with this book at all, I was looking for the snarky comedy but it just didn't work for me. I give it a rating of One Paw and a Stump Wag.


  1. Ugh! I hate when a book declares it's funny and then isn't. What a let down.

    1. I have read a few of them and it is irritating, I guess I don't have just the right sense of humor for those books.