Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review: The Pool Boy's Beatitude

The Pool Boy's Beatitude The Pool Boy's Beatitude by D.J. Swykert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jack Joseph understands physics, but he doesn't understand himself. He knows he's an alcoholic. He knows he's self-destructing. He just can't help himself. He's got a Masters degree in Particle Physics but he works as a pool boy. He's married to Elle, but his drinking messed that up. He's having an affair with one of his married clients, but he won't stop because she keeps bailing him out (more like enabling his addiction). He's also in love with his new girlfriend Sarah, whom he keeps cheating on! He's a phenomenal cook, quite decent in bed, and charmer. Yet, he's failing at life.

The way I see it, he's tending so many pots that one's bound to boil over!!

As bad as Jack seemed on paper, there was so much depth to him that I couldn't help but like. He kept finding himself in stupid situations and made decisions that made each situation worse. While knowing that he was making it worse. He was utterly frustrating. Yet I understood it was all a part of this character's growth. We had to watch as he steadily fell to rock bottom. To me, this story was really about addiction and how it can terrorize the life of the addict and those around them.

Release Date: July 23, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
POV: Male - 1st person
Steam: 1.5 out of 5
Book Type: Standalone
Publisher: Rebel Epublishers

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