Shirley F’N Lyle
Shirley Lyle is a whole lotta woman who is about to get a whole lot tougher. She makes her way through life as a prostitute, but the thing about Shirley Lyle is that she is well over three hundred pounds. Some men like this and Shirley has her list of regular clientele. She decides one day that she is sick and tired of men beating her up, leaving her bruised and bloody, and disrespecting her. She launches her mission “VIVA the REVOLUTION” along with her new best friend, a Ukrainian prostitute named Ulyana. They decide to get back at all the men who have mistreated them over the years.
Shirley talks to herself throughout the book, giving herself pep talks when times get rough, or when she has to make a difficult decision. Her old self is called “Old Shirley,” and her new and improved self is called “VIVA Shirley.”
I absolutely loved when the two Shirleys would argue, and she would make VIVA win to push through. Another funny part of the book is when Ulyana and Shirley are in Shirley’s Ford Festiva, and Ulyana cannot shift into reverse because Shirley is so overweight. She makes her lean out the door so she can shift. Not politically correct, but funny.
This book reminded me of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. It was gritty and in parts, disgusting even, but through the grime and grit, Shirley is just another person who wants to be loved. She just messed up somewhere along the way.
In the story, Shirley and Ulyana kick butts. They steal money from a bad guy named Lester, and although they think he is dead, they soon find out that maybe they didn’t finish him off. The story continues as Ulyana gets kidnapped and Shirley spends a great amount of time looking for her. With the big stash of money, she goes and buys herself a Dodge Durango SUV, some new clothes at Walmart, and a brand spanking new Ruger at the local gun store. It is at the gun store that she means Donal who immediately takes a liking to Shirley. This is a good thing since he is a retired law enforcement officer and agrees to help Shirley find her friend.
Overall, Shirley F’N Lyle is a great story. A wild adventure with blood, guts, spit, gore, guns, and four-by-fours that will leave you wanting more.
I am looking forward to Shirley’s future endeavors. I recommend this book to adults who like to get down and dirty in their reading.
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|Page Count||316 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|