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A review of "The Right Side of the Fairway" by Ric k Hill
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:05:10 pm »
My immediate thought regarding this book was to relate it to the Penthouse stories that always began with "I never believed these stories until this amazing thing happened (sans the sex).  This is a tale of a hapless duffer and unhappy postal worker whose life is suddenly changed in the most unbelievable manner as the result of an errant golf ball striking him.  

The author used an over abundance of similies throughout the book, but the writing was whimsical and light.  Colorful, quirky, and differing characters added to the humor and story.  I found the later parts of the book less enjoyable than the earlier parts of the book.  As an avid mystery and thriller genre reader, this book departs from my norm.  As a result, I kept waiting for the next errant golf ball to strike again.

If you enjoy golf and you're looking for a light summer-feel good read, this book fits the bill.  While the main story centers around golf, knowledge or a love of golf is not a prerequisite for enjoyment of this book.  For me, I found the characters in the story to be the most interesting aspect.


I enjoyed the first parts of the book as Ben went from the hapless duffer to a golf prodigy as the result of the errant golf ball, even though it seemed more like a dream he was having than a plausible turn of events.  At the point of his accident and subsequent struggle to recover his life and eventual position as a golf instructor, it still held my interest.  I kept waiting for him to wake up, but that never happened as his life continued onward.  When he moved to the commune, I thought the entire book took on a different path and I thought it became even more bizarre.  The ending return to his love wrapped it up nicely, however.


This book is available only from the publisher www.cahillpress.com and is reasonably priced.  There were no glaring spelling or grammatical errors that jumped out at me as I see in some of the other e-books.  Kudos to author, editor(s), and publisher for that.


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    Re: A review of "The Right Side of the Fairway" by Ric k Hill
    « Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 08:20:55 am »
    Thanks for the tip, Carl. I've been playing golf since my caddy days in junior high. This summer I have a novel coming out where two murders take place on a golf course. I relied on my own experience to capture the atmosphere of the course. Now that the book is through editing it will be fun to see how other authors establish the feel of a golf course in fiction. Is this book available on Kindle, Carl?

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    Re: A review of "The Right Side of the Fairway" by Ric k Hill
    « Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 08:36:53 am »
    It is available on Kindle (mobi) format.  Just go to www.cahillpress.com and choose which format you want.  Look forward to seeing your book released.  I enjoy golf fiction when written by golfers for exactly the reason you mention. 
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    Re: A review of "The Right Side of the Fairway" by Ric k Hill
    « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 10:17:28 am »
    Carl, is there a way to download this book directly onto my Kindle?

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    Re: A review of "The Right Side of the Fairway" by Ric k Hill
    « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 10:48:29 am »
    Not that I'm aware of .... d/l it to your computer, then using your USB, drag it over to your Kindle ... same way you would if you bought from smashwords.com or anywhere other than Amazon.
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