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RanDumb: The Random Dumb Adventures of an Irish Guy in LA Kindle Edition
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This is a really funny read, couldnt stop laughing out loud. People kept giving me strange looks while I was reading it. Maybe that was because of the cover though. Not sure if i just dislike the cover or really dislike it! Still can't decide if I love or hate the Bucket either. Mark's view of Hollywood was really interesting. It's the view of the outsider who becomes, to some degree, an insider, but remains an outsider's (comparatively rational) view of Hollywood and L-Hey. The style is like a cross between James Joyce, Robert Evans ("The Kid Stays in the Picture") and Ross O' Carroll-Kelly and takes a bit of getting used to. But. I promise. Really soon. You too. Will be speaking in. Sentences of less than five. Words.
Waiting impatiently for part two. Any updates as to when? A sitcom would be even better. HURRY UP!
Until then the books will have to do. Highly recommended! Especially if you want to learn a new way of thinking and talking.
Mark Hayes goes to the States with no real plan of action apart from wanting to act and write. He just goes for it and makes it up as he goes along, and this leads to some pretty strange adventures. Broke yet living with two models, always on the cusp of something happening yet never quite making it, this is a tongue-in-cheek story of an Irish guy attempting to make it in Hollywood. There's "The Bucket" - a dire vehicle he buys on Craigslist, his mad hippie neighbour who tries to get him involved in an orgy, a very odd trip to Mexico. Playing soccer at Robbie Williams' house and trying to sell cleaning products at a funfair in the same week.
And of course, the sheer weirdness of LA itself, where everyone is on the make and no one can understand Hayes' Cork accent.
I enjoyed this story and thought it was a good read. Give it a bash - you will laugh and maybe even get some tips on how to do this yourself!
It's unsurprising then, that LA occasionally bites him on the ass and you find yourself heaving a huge sigh of relief when he manages to make it back to `a' bed at night!
Life lived on a wing-and-a-prayer conceals a mighty determination to succeed, a surprising gift for juggling several balls in the air, at any given time and a sharp-witted, intelligent man. Will Lady Luck stay with him? A very entertaining and laugh out-loud romp.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
HILARIOUS!!!!!!Great book for anybody looking for an easy read on holiday, in fact it is a great read for the whole year round.It's an escape from all the s*** going on.... Read morePublished 17 months ago by vinny motherway
This book is awesome. I can’t wait to get through the second instalment, and hopefully see a third instalment... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Aishling
You know that bit of yourself that really wishes you'd just gone for it, taken that extra leap into the unknown regardless of planning and reason, with just the right amount of... Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2013 by Chony
The title says it all, I don't know how I finished it, but it can be summarised as superficial and unbelievable, unless all living in LA are like this - can't be!Published on 22 Aug. 2012 by rodsmith
I got bored with this guy. So self centred it's unbelievable. Perhaps I'm too old for this, but he seemed to walk about with his eyes closed half the time, and was only reacting... Read morePublished on 27 April 2012 by John McDade
This is really is a great book which will make you laugh from start to finish. I picked up Randumb to keep me entertained on an 11 hour flight.. Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2012 by Damian O'Hara
A superb read - I can't recommend this enough. Not what I expected, but then I didn't really know what to expect, but it was way way more funny than I had hoped it would be. Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2012 by Carnspindle
I was curious as to how this book would turn out as it is an interesting premise, however I found the book fairly slow going, quite boring (despite attempts to include as many zany... Read morePublished on 25 Jan. 2012 by backie