Jubilation, T.C. Boyle
While it’s pretty obvious that Boyle is making a point about Disney World (“Contash World” is what he calls it), this is a story about an Everyman discovering that starting over doesn’t mean leaving himself behind (actually, I’m certain—after reading this again for the first time in a decade–that this is what inspired the central theme in my Disney Parks-set collection Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole).
What truly makes this piece worth the read is the hilarious first-person narrative of the protagonist, who brings central Florida and the quirky characters he meets to life in such vivid rendering it’s hard to believe you’re reading fiction (spoiler alert: it’s also like he predicted a recent alligator attack approximately a dozen years before it happened…it’s a little bit creepy). You can find “Jubilation” in Boyle’s collection Tooth and Claw: https://amzn.com/0143037439
MISSED EVPs, NO MORE HUSKY AND “FLASH” MOUNTAIN: HEAR IT ON THE MARCH 13TH EPISODE OF THE G&D SHOW HERE!
Great ghostly craziness on The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show, as usual—why there’s no such thing as Husky size in Sears anymore, EVPs none of us noticed on our video until years later, and, God help us all, boobs on Splash Mountain. The above picture of Shaun Burris (The Ghostman) and Nathan Schoonover (The Demon Hunter) says it all! I had a great time discussing ghosts, haunted Disney, Poe and all sorts of stuff. If you’d like to hear the show, you can listen to it directly from this post here:
OR, you can listen to it directly from The G&D Show site here:
Bargain Divas Jacki Brunson and Becky Schiffman write Skeletons is “filled with strange and spooky weirdness [that will] chill your soul and make you want more. It’s easy to read and flows effortlessly from kooky to spooky!”
Just in time for Christmas, the Divas gave away three copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole. I’m pleased to announce the winners:
Kellie Jorgensen of Utah
Andrea Staten of Ohio
Merry Partridge of North Carolina
If you’d like to read the review—and check out the rest of the Bargain Divas’ adventures—visit here:
Nicole Henke of Bless Their Hearts Mom, who wrote great stuff about Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole (and has added more since) is offering her readers a chance at one of two free copies! It ends this Friday, December 10, so hurry if you want to take a shot at it or know someone who does!
You can enter the giveaway here: