The Sweetness Run: A Comedy Novel by Wendys Donuts
“Since my crew of meaty Ron Jeremy doppelgängers had gone the way of the Challenger Space Shuttle I know found myself with some un-resolved hunger issues. Issues which the tantalizing scent took advantage of to get me excited and set my moist nipples a-tingling.”
5 Stars: The Sweetness Summer
The end of summer has arrived, and the end of my summer reading and review closes out with "The Sweetness Run: A Comedy Novel" by Wendys Donuts the most raunchy book I have read thus far this year. For my readers, I don't give much warning signs on the objectionable language in books, "most raunchy book" is enough of a warning. Book bloggers sometimes critique books based on being offended even though the author made it a point to provide a description and notice, offended parties, well let them be hurt.
Wendys Donuts insight into the minds of "dudes" by creating the ultimate creep and sometimes funny Jason and his crew of other unredeemable dudes, and the quest to prove their worthiness for her Majesty The Sweetness. The Sweetness does keep the story focus, but for me, my mind caught on to the male behavior or "locker room" talk between guys, I felt embarrassed or guilt because while it is a comedy, and comedic portrayals of life are usually extreme truths in some variation. The insights into the male to male relationships swimming a soup of misogyny weren't off-putting but a call for Jason and real-life man to do some soul-searching. After waking up with no memory of bringing home a plus size date, Jason soon regrets and comes up with an exit plan.
"Another loud, deep exhale. Looking her right in the eyes with the most shameful, guiltiest expression I could muster I let the hammer fall. “I have AIDS!” I deployed the somberest tone of speech I had in the repertoire and to cap off the performance I immediately looked away from her with a deeply feigned show of embarrassment. DiCaprio couldn’t have delivered it better."
I thought of my past immaturity of having a friend call someone I regretted sleeping with and tell them I died in a fire and the funeral will be out of state. It is our immaturity to make bad decisions like drinking until we pass out and the lies we tell ourselves and others, that keeps us from being redeemable. We want Jason to find his glory and redemption perhaps giving us all hope that we can get past our misogyny and the locker room talk because it does transcend into our attitudes towards everything. While the author makes you laugh or offends you, the author does challenge you to reflect on behavior.
"The Sweetness Run: A Comedy Novel" writing is superb, and no holds barred. A great ending to my summer reading!