Review: Pimp in the Pulpit

Title: Pimp in the Pulpit
Author: Thomas McRae
Genre: Short Story
Publisher: Eber and Wein Publishing
Source: Author
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Rating: ★★★


Well, this was quite a story! It’s about a family going through the daily struggles of life. They have a ninety-five year old grandmother who is having a birthday, but her children are fighting amongst themselves about money. Some siblings take the money and spend it on themselves rather than the party. Others are excluded from the party because they are not liked. Everyone seemed to be mad at each other for one reason or another.

The dysfunctional aspects of family life were represented very well in this story. Some of the swearing and arguments were so extreme, I had to laugh.

I wish the stories had been longer. It sounded like a summary of a story rather than the full thing. There were a lot of “he said she said” parts, so the actions were just told by someone else rather than actually happening in the story. These stories could have definitely been expanded into a full length novel, if the actions actually played out rather than being discussed by the characters.

A lot of the story was told in the present tense, which was unusual. It often jumped between tenses so I didn’t know when things were happening, in the past or present.

This story was a quick and entertaining read!


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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