The answer, without a doubt, is yes. The Pint Man is funny and clever and filled with Rushin-isms. And while the book is not for children, it is most definitely a book for certain grown-ups, including people who:
- have spent regular time at a local watering hole, preferably an Irish establishment.
- have ever admired a public restroom.
- enjoy a pint of Guinness. Or Harp. Or Fosters.
- think it’s funny that a bar has booths made from salvaged church pews, above which hangs a sign quoting Mark 2:16. “When the scribes and Pharisees saw him, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?”
- also think it’s funny that the bar’s resident bulldogs (one, sadly, deceased) are named Edith and Drinketh.
- are personally offended by the general public’s inability to correctly use apostrophes.
- keep random reference books on hand to settle trivial disputes.
- spend time on Wednesday afternoons watching the English Premier League or wish their schedule would allow it.
- think pollen and swollen ought to rhyme, like main character Rodney, and “not just because they look alike. They were partners in crime. One led to the other.”
- appreciate wordplay, the sort employed by Carnac the Magnificent. (Answer: “Sis boom bah.” Question: “What is the sound made when sheep explode?”)
- keep every book they read.
- find connections between life and literature.
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