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rank 3315
word count 32367
date submitted 22.05.2010
date updated 22.05.2010
genres: Fiction, Biography
classification: moderate
complete

The Great Wobbegong Hunt

J.P Huber

A sex-worker nun, a cloud guru, a spirit possessing garden gnomes, a prodigy born into an all-singing cast of prostitutes. Welcome to J.P Huber's memoirs

 

J.P Huber was my godfather i.e I never really saw him after the christening. But I heard about him, a lot. First of all in conversations hushed when I was spotted eaves-dropping, then as some sort of initiation into adulthood I was allowed to hear some stories and random news of him. A man who stomached no bullshit, a man so comfortable in his own skin that my dad joked that when god or the devil had had enough of him he would have to be taken body and soul to heaven or hell. He saw no closed doors, no hierarchies, no need to impress or be rude. Like in Shinto, he saw everything was its own God and he was his. All the ingredients to become a hero. I felt his inspiration in my desire to travel and become a journalist. Not that I knew he was a writer then. Two years ago my dad was proved wrong when we buried him. After the funeral, his girlfriend handed me a showbox. "He wanted me to give this to you. You're a lucky girl." Now it's your turn. Be ready to reconsider what goes on in the world.

 
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bizarre, cult, funny, gnomes, god, love, magic, nuns, philosophical, poetry, prostitutes, sex

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SusieGulick wrote 1427 days ago

Dear J.P., I love how you did the rhyme at the end - you are so extremey gifted. :) What a story! :) We all inherit something, right? :) Before I began to read your book, I was prepared by your recap/pitch,which was very well done. :) Your story is good because you create interest by having short paragraphs & lots of dialogue, which makes me want to keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. I'm "backing" your book: When you back a book, it only improves the ranking of that book, not yours. However, the author whose book you are backing may decide to back your book also, in which case yes, your ranking would be improved...authonomy. :) Please "back" my TWO memoir books, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" & my completed memoir unedited version? "Tell Me True Love Stories," which tells at the end, my illness now & 6th abusive marriage." Thanks, Susie :)
p.s. Remember: Every time you place a book on your bookshelf, your recommendation pushes the book up the rankings. And while that book sits on your bookshelf, your reputation as a talent spotter increases depending on how well that book performs. :)

Stephanos wrote 1427 days ago

The title drew me to this book, great title and a great read.. quirky..funny..and very cool ....

Burgio wrote 1427 days ago

THE WOBBEGONG HUNT
This is a fun to read story. It’s supposedly true and I have to believe that because no one could make up this stuff. Sister Jean’s story was great. It’s a good book to read after a hard day at work because it can’t help but make you laugh. I’m adding this to my shelf. Burgio (Grain of Salt).

LJWhiskens wrote 262 days ago

What a great pitch! Interesting and quirky - you'll definitely get this picked up many times I'm sure!

Strayer wrote 1390 days ago

This could be taken as non - fiction. The poem is grand. You wrote it well. Thank you for writing this.

E A M Harris wrote 1426 days ago

How can a work of fiction also be a biography? Your pitch is intriguing, but it is also not clear if this is fiction or not.

Cheers
Elaine
(Long Lying Below)

Shonks wrote 1426 days ago

ooooh! this is a good read!!!!!!

Burgio wrote 1427 days ago

THE WOBBEGONG HUNT
This is a fun to read story. It’s supposedly true and I have to believe that because no one could make up this stuff. Sister Jean’s story was great. It’s a good book to read after a hard day at work because it can’t help but make you laugh. I’m adding this to my shelf. Burgio (Grain of Salt).

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

bellaboo wrote 1427 days ago

I have just read your pitch and it sounds fab- I can't wait to read the rest. You've drawn me in and I hope it won't disappoint - I have a strong feeling it won't. I will let you know!

T

SusieGulick wrote 1427 days ago

Dear J.P., I love how you did the rhyme at the end - you are so extremey gifted. :) What a story! :) We all inherit something, right? :) Before I began to read your book, I was prepared by your recap/pitch,which was very well done. :) Your story is good because you create interest by having short paragraphs & lots of dialogue, which makes me want to keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. I'm "backing" your book: When you back a book, it only improves the ranking of that book, not yours. However, the author whose book you are backing may decide to back your book also, in which case yes, your ranking would be improved...authonomy. :) Please "back" my TWO memoir books, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" & my completed memoir unedited version? "Tell Me True Love Stories," which tells at the end, my illness now & 6th abusive marriage." Thanks, Susie :)
p.s. Remember: Every time you place a book on your bookshelf, your recommendation pushes the book up the rankings. And while that book sits on your bookshelf, your reputation as a talent spotter increases depending on how well that book performs. :)

soutexmex wrote 1427 days ago

Welcome aboard, J.P. This website will improve your writing craft, if you allow it. I'm a bit of a pitch doctor, having read thousands of pitches in my time on this website, so I want to share my insight here with you. You have to think of your pitches as your sales tool to grab the casual reader's eyes. The short pitch kinda works but it still TELLS instead of SHOWS. For the long pitch, break it down into smaller paragraphs so it reads faster. End it with one succinct question to pique your casual reader's interest. Perfecting your pitches is how you climb in ranking to gather more exposure and comments to better your novel. The writing is good so I am SHELVING you.

Though I have been a very active member for over a year and have the most commented book, I can still use your comments on my book when you get the chance. Every little bit helps. Cheers!

JC
The Obergemau Key

Stephanos wrote 1427 days ago

The title drew me to this book, great title and a great read.. quirky..funny..and very cool ....

Melcom wrote 1428 days ago

What a cracking story. You tell your grandfathers dodgy past really well, with emotion and touches of humour to hold the readers attention.

Great read and very nicely written.
Happily shelved
Melxxx
Impeding Justice

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