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Absolutely Amazing Truly inspiring and captivating, especially for his first novel I foresee manygreat stories to come from this author I absolutely loved the dark comedy aspect of the story, and the characters are well in tuned with each other Entering Leon s mind is a dramatic force, and a unique perspective on paranoia and the reactions I loved the premise of the story and how the plot just played tricks with my perception A great read, and well written Makes you laugh out loud B Absolutely Amazing Truly inspiring and captivating, especially for his first novel I foresee manygreat stories to come from this author I absolutely loved the dark comedy aspect of the story, and the characters are well in tuned with each other Entering Leon s mind is a dramatic force, and a unique perspective on paranoia and the reactions I loved the premise of the story and how the plot just played tricks with my perception A great read, and well written Makes you laugh out loud Bravo I didn t like this much I gave it a good try but it s a bit too self consciously bizarre for me I don t enjoy zany.http www.bookcrossing.com journal 1 I didn t like this much I gave it a good try but it s a bit too self consciously bizarre for me I don t enjoy zany.http www.bookcrossing.com journal 1 I felt a range of emotions reading this book..it is a very funny read, with dark adult humour but also very tender and emotional throughout I don t know how the author got his ideas but I like them This will stay with me for a long time and I highly recommend it I felt a range of emotions reading this book..it is a very funny read, with dark adult humour but also very tender and emotional throughout I don t know how the author got his ideas but I like them This will stay with me for a long time and I highly recommend it Great book Kept a couple notes on my updates, but my full review discussion is posted on BBB Great book Kept a couple notes on my updates, but my full review discussion is posted on BBB I know I have a weird sense of humour, and this book had me chuckling and laughing and between you and me, I ll even admit to a snort or two There sto the story than the humour though, there s a serious and sometimes quite somber side too I ran through a whole range of emotions from sad to happy, and from frustrated to optimistic.We meet Leon Blank at the start of the book, hanging upside down in a crashed car, talking to a dummy he prefers the word mannequin.From there on Leon s l I know I have a weird sense of humour, and this book had me chuckling and laughing and between you and me, I ll even admit to a snort or two There sto the story than the humour though, there s a serious and sometimes quite somber side too I ran through a whole range of emotions from sad to happy, and from frustrated to optimistic.We meet Leon Blank at the start of the book, hanging upside down in a crashed car, talking to a dummy he prefers the word mannequin.From there on Leon s life becomes wilder, weirder andthreatening Although it s easy to see that all is not well in Leon s head, it s hard to tell where reality stops and delusions start, what actually exists and what s just a figment of Leon s mind.This was an intriguing and captivating, surreal story with plenty of twists and a satisfying ending.Warning If you have a fear of clowns, don t read this book Sorry to those who loved this book I just had to push myself to finish it it was my book clubs choice Didn t like The style of writing and it was a bit too all over the place for my taste Not my usual kind of book but it had me hooked from the beginning I m looking forward to readingfrom Adrian Baldwin in the future Anything with a Mrs Doyle reference has got to be a winner. TOP PICK From Underground Book Reviews Barnacle Brat opens upside down in a VW Bug that has flipped in an accident The driver and protagonist, Leon Blank, is discussing the situation with his parents hanging by their seatbelts in the back and a ventriloquist dummy, Lord Archibald he prefers mannequin in the seat next to him From that point on, the reader follows Leon deeper down the rabbit hole into the wonderland his world devolves into as he deals with or doesn t the aftermath of t TOP PICK From Underground Book Reviews Barnacle Brat opens upside down in a VW Bug that has flipped in an accident The driver and protagonist, Leon Blank, is discussing the situation with his parents hanging by their seatbelts in the back and a ventriloquist dummy, Lord Archibald he prefers mannequin in the seat next to him From that point on, the reader follows Leon deeper down the rabbit hole into the wonderland his world devolves into as he deals with or doesn t the aftermath of that accident, complete with a hodge podge of crazy characters, some real and some imagined Long after it becomes clear that all is not quite right in Leon s world or his head, Baldwin does a superb job of keeping the reader guessing where the delusions end and the real world begins.readat UndergroundBookReviews9dot com I feel like there should be a disclaimer here because this book was sent to me, but it wasn t for review purposes it was a gift, a Secret Santa present from the author himself Not so secret, then.Still, I m far from ungrateful it turned out to be a cracking read, a well written book from a guy who s got a history of writing for the screen Barnacle Brat is Baldwin s first novel, a dark comedy for grown ups with a seriously interesting story line andtwists than you can shake a stick I feel like there should be a disclaimer here because this book was sent to me, but it wasn t for review purposes it was a gift, a Secret Santa present from the author himself Not so secret, then.Still, I m far from ungrateful it turned out to be a cracking read, a well written book from a guy who s got a history of writing for the screen Barnacle Brat is Baldwin s first novel, a dark comedy for grown ups with a seriously interesting story line andtwists than you can shake a stick at.I won t go into too much detail when it comes to the plot, but I will tell you that it follows a young man called Leon who sees a lot of weird stuff that no one else can see, including an angry clown with a baseball bat who seems to be out to get him His visions getanddisturbing, and along the way you re treated to a rollercoaster ride through his bizarre but endearing psyche.Leon s on a mission to move away from Manchester to Wales to settle down and get some writing done, a mission which I suspect the writer bases on reality Baldwin made the same journey himself, and here he really is writing about what he knows, although he claims that he never had an imaginary friend.Personally, I thought that the book was a real barnstormer, something you could read again and again, discovering extra layers to the story every time I think that, in part, that s because there are so many twists that your perspective on Leon changes over time, and you re almost a different reader at the end of the book than you were at the start It s pretty rare for an author to achieve that.Overall, this is a cracker of a novel, an impressive debut by a man who clearly knows his way around a story it s recommended reading for pretty much anyone, but especially for people who like the weird and surreal or for people with a great sense of humour If you re afraid of clowns, though, then I suggest you try something else apart from the fact that Pogo the clown sounds absolutely terrifying, there s also a massive picture of him on the cover You wouldn t want to have nightmares now, would you `DOWNLOAD EPUB ⇧ Barnacle Brat (a Dark Comedy for Grown-Ups) ☟ Losing your grip on reality is a real bummerJust ask Leon Blank Not that he d know Seems those losing their marbles are always the last to find outUntil recently, Leon would have argued that a tendency to become easily sidetracked on a regular basis wasn t that odd And what s so unusual about hearing a voice inside your head Doesn t everyone Isn t that just thinking But his recent visions aren t so freely dismissed especially the angry looking clown who s following him around with a baseball batTime to act, Leon decides perhaps keeping a log will shed light on the mystery Then again, could seeing things just be sexual frustration It s been a while If only he had a girlfriend to take his mind off stuffPrepare to enter the normally hidden world of delusions, paranoia, and ahem unusual interests Voyeurism Feederism Shoes that kind of thing Thanks a lot, Adrian This seriously messed with my head My sister Absurd, zany, funny, dark, outrageous, perverse, melon twisting, unpredictable That enough Nice one Can I ave me fiver now, mate A homeless Manc It s like Christopher Moore and Robert Rankin had a love child, raised it on LSD then made it write a novel Anonymous reviewer No, really we wouldn t make that up What s your name My name s Wayne Do you like a book I like a book If I wrote a book, I d call it Billy Liar meets Donnie Darko Some nutter on the tram