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Ng when he discovers that the two have left for Paris with the championship belt buckle he won Rowdy does what any true cowboy would he hops on a plane to the City of Light to retrieve it What follows is a comic collision of cultures and personalities In Rowdy in Paris Tim Sandlin has concocted an unlikely but engaging mélange of characters disaffected French revolutionaries a turuoise peddling CIA. I love Tim Sandlin I love his awkward and reprehensible but endearing characters I love his hilariousness And I love that I can get his books for free nowI first found him after a weird sexcapade waiting for coffee to percolate I thumbed through a book called Western Swing by him and suddenly all dark uestionable behaviors were made light and unimportant by a story beginning with a writer out on a vision uest or something in the Rockies who suddenly thinks he s being shot at and is scrambling for his life thinking about things like maybe he should try to make up with his ex wife Ok it s been awhile I ll re read it after I order them all But anyway it s sitcomy or at best indie dark comedy stuff made by Wes Anderson but not really and less hip maybe Noah Baumback but less hip or the guy who wrote Juno but less hip I don t know but he just makes these people work so well After western I read the trilogy with the little kid and the single mom and how the kid knocks up his little girlfriend and that sounds awful as I write it But it s sooo goooodRowdy in Paris I read after I tried to read Sandlin s Jimmy Hendrix Turns 80 but found it a little too Grumpy Old Men but hip for me though I ll try it again because I did like it I just wanted not to read about a retirement community and it s about a bad rodeo rider who finally wins a competition and gets a buckle and hopes that will win back his estranged young son living with his mean ex wife Then two French chicks seduce him and steal it So he goes to Paris and is annoyed about the coffee situation And then he takes up with a taxi driver and has run ins with anti American Chain restaurant revolutionaries And after that it gets a little campy which is why I hold back that final star And then I wonder how he actually feels about Starbucks in Paris because of the afterword about how many there are now depressing but Rowdy at the end does go to an indie coffee shop soWhatever try out Tim Sandlin

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Rowdy in Paris

Operative and a middle aged courtesan all caught in a plot to destroy an American fast food chain At the center of the chaos is Rowdy himself who finds as he searches for the belt buckle that there's another world beyond the back of a bull By turns smart and satirical biting and engaging Rowdy in Paris is a surprisingly moving story about what it means to broaden one's horizons by opening one's heart. Somewhat amusing Wouldn t recommend itI liked Sandlin s Gro Vont Trilogy especially Skipped Parts Honey Don t didn t do a thing for me but I decided to give Sandlin another chance Am bored with Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty even though the premise sounded entertaining Struggled through Rowdy in Paris and finally finished it That s the thing you normally say about a 1000 page epic or a multiple volume work not a comic novel of under 300 pagesRowdy s first person narrative is funny at times especially his fish out of water observations about French culture as compared to the cowboy code but it s not enough to overcome a weak contrived plot that didn t keep me engagedThought an endorsement from Christopher Moore meant I was in for a good read His credibility took a hit with this one

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A rollicking comic romp by the author of Skipped Parts and Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty Rowdy Talbot isn't the world's greatest bull rider Not even close But he lives by the cowboy code and he never forgets to take off his cowboy hat during the national anthem When Rowdy wins the rodeo in Crockett County Colorado he celebrates his triumph with two young Frenchwomen he meets in a local bar The next morni. The greatest strength of this novel is the voice and point of view of its narrator and protagonist Rowdy Sandlin has done a wonderful job of creating a persona whose dry wit and pigheadedness creates much of the humor in this text Rowdy s logic can be ridiculously close minded one minute and amazingly tolerant and wise the next It is this character s contradictory nature and his uncomplicated view on life that gives this novel its innate charmTim Sandlin is a gifted storyteller and his writing has moments of sheer brilliance You might be reading a chapter with a ridiculous plot element and all of a sudden stumble upon a line that stops you cold with its depth and singular power This happened to me numerous times while reading this book and I for one appreciate a text that has literary elements AND moments of simple funBe prepared for an ending that is touching than the reader will be primed for The situation that Sandlin creates between Rowdy and his son Tyson rings very true as I know people who have found themselves in very similar circumstances The reality of that subplot is actually uncomfortable and painful at times because of its harsh authenticityOverall Rowdy in Paris is a worthwhile and enjoyable read Buy it Maybe it will convince Mr Sandlin s publishers to put of his books back into print


10 thoughts on “Rowdy in Paris

  1. says:

    This was four stars for the first half of the book and then 3 stars for the rest I thought the first half was interesting and creati

  2. says:

    The greatest strength of this novel is the voice and point of view of its narrator and protagonist Rowdy Sandlin has done a wonderful job of creating a persona whose dry wit and pigheadedness creates much of the humor in this text Rowdy's logic can be ridiculously close minded one minute and amazingly tolerant and wise the next It

  3. says:

    So far much better than his last book Still not as good as the Skipped Parts trilogy though

  4. says:

    I love Tim Sandlin I love his awkward and reprehensible but endearing characters I love his hilariousness And I love that I can get his books for free nowI first found him after a weird sexcapade waiting for coffee to percolate I thumbed through a book called Western Swing by him and suddenly all dark uestionable behaviors were made light and unimportant by a story beginning with a writer out on a vision uest or something in the

  5. says:

    It's hard not to love Rowdy Talbot especially if you're a guy A mediocre cowboy and even less than mediocre bullrider he nevertheless embraces a cowboy code to which he is unwavering When he finally wins first priz

  6. says:

    Chapter 16 In France the ground floor is ground floor The story above that is number one I counted in my head So the fourth floor is the third

  7. says:

    I just finished Rowdy in Paris and repercussions were about what you'd expect I laughed my hind end off For longtime Sandlin fans this novel is sure to be a joy as the author returns to the first person voice that marks his most beloved work

  8. says:

    I'm not one who usually laughs while I read I tend to take things to literally and what most find funny I find like stupid humorHoweve

  9. says:

    Somewhat amusing Wouldn't recommend itI liked Sandlin's Gro Vont Trilogy especially Skipped Parts Honey Don't didn't do a thing for m

  10. says:

    I picked this up because of a recommendation on Neil Gaiman's blog I found it really funny I tried to explain the plot to a friend whe