Review - Big Maria by Johnny Shaw

Big Maria - Johnny Shaw

I just loved this!  Such a brilliant story, really well written and hilarious too. Everything about this just all adds up to a fabulous read.  It's a strong contender for my favourite so far this year.

Three lovable rogues.   Harry, Ricky and Frank.  Harry, Prison Guard on disability - trying to con disability payments from his employer. Ricky, unemployed - Drives the drug bus (driving the elderly from the seniors home across the border into Mexico to get cheap prescriptions) to make ends meet, and Frank, elderly Native American - rides the drug bus.   They team up to try and find Big Maria, an abandoned Gold mine in the center of an artillery proving ground and it's just one catastrophe after another while they try to get there.  The dialogue, the plot, the characters and secondary's just all brilliant. 

This is just crying out to be made into a movie and I'd pay good money to watch it.  I hope someone has the good sense to make that happen. It's very worthy.

If you like your humour on the dark site, don't mind frequent mentions of bodily fluids and copious amounts of swearing then this is definitely the book for you.  It's a cracking read and so well done.  I can't fault it.

I'll read anything Johnny Shaw writes from now on.



*Note - I was sent a copy of this by the publisher*




This finish gets me 372 pages closer to 1 Million pages challenge. 73,613/1,000,000





...And, I'm calling this for the letter 'V' in my AtoZ Challenge.  'V' is for Veteran