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The Great Pat Hobby by [Foreman, Richard]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 103 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (5 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GT4XR8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #370,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Pat Hobby stories are the funniest things I've read this year. Pat Hobby will make you cringe both at his actions - and also because you feel he is like you, or at least someone you know. The stories are very short, but as such can be re-read as though listening again to a favourite song. Loved the story Whisky Galore. Even though you sense what's going to happen, it's still funny.
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These stories have a "literary" air to them, but more so they should just be enjoyed for the laughter they inspire. These four stories develop our sympathy and understanding of Hobby. We see again how central drink is to his make-up and happiness (and lack of success). Also, he is not completely without a sense of decency.

As with the first collection of stories, The Return of Pat Hobby, Foreman saves the best till last and again the last line of the book brings a certain amount of redemption to the down and out.

Although short, each tale is a gem that you will probably read more than once.
Well worth taking a chance on, whether you have read Fitzgerald's original sketches or not.
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Foreman does it again with these four sparkling snippets of Pat Hobby, the forty-nine year old screenwriter. Such a lot is packed into these short stories. They are brilliantly executed and perfectly paced. Because of the Fitzgerald connection they may be bracketed under "literature", but literature is rarely this much fun. His combination of pathos and wit keeps you laughing whilst cleverly peeling away the layers of Hobby's character. Perfect for your commute into work!
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The retro Hollywood feel of this book is just as resonant as that of previous stories but as Pat Hobby continues to struggle for the recognition he deserves as a screenwriter, he drinks more and works less. There's something even more tragic in Pat Hobby's decline since the last instalment but he is somehow as endearing as ever. The sincerity of the character and the elegance of Foreman's writing are sure to be a hit with any F. Scott Fitzgerald fan, again striking the perfect balance between respecting the original stories but writing something new and different.
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