Book Review: Simple Observations by Patrick Dykie

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A few weeks ago, I saw a post that a blogger I follow, Patrick Dykie, had published a book called Simple Observations: A Humorous Look at the Absurdity of the World Around Us. He’d offered the book via BookGrabbr, a fun new site I am also now following. In his debut, Dykie offers an alphabetical collection of ~25 essays (fun discussions?) basically having a conversation with his readers about various thoughts gallivanting through his head. I thought I’d read a few each night before bed while I was also reading a mystery novel, but after the first few, I found myself unable to put down his book.
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At many points, I had to because my stomach hurt from laughing. At others, I had to so I could contemplate what he’d just told us… on many levels, his observations were completely accurate and eye-opening. On a few others, it was purely just a good laugh. All in all, it’s a fantastic read that will give you a bit of sarcasm, sass, humor, comedy, and eye rolls… we all know people like the one’s he’s described. We’ve all said the same things (a mumble under our breath) when it happens… and on some occasions, he’s probably even talking about something we’ve done ourselves.

Kudos to him for taking his blog writing to another level and sharing a wonderful treasure with us readers! See his blog here.

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.
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15 thoughts on “Book Review: Simple Observations by Patrick Dykie

    shalini said:
    March 22, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Great post, Jay… I am glad you got to roaring belly laugh. Is there such a phrase or have I coined a new one??

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 3:18 PM

      You have used a phrase I’ve heard before. Might not be common. But I know it! 🙂

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        shalini said:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:41 PM

        Great… I am glad you got a belly full of laughter… How’s this

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:44 PM

        oh my… no comment! lol

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        shalini said:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:48 PM

        Hehehe… Got it.. Sleep ridden brain scrambled.. Good night

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        shalini said:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:42 PM

        I am glad you and your belly jiggled with humor hehehe does this sound kinky enough??
        It’s 1am here, what did ya expect.
        I am happy when you are happy

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:45 PM

        a jiggling belly does not sound kinky to me! LOL Why are you awake? It’s bedtime! LOL I’m dealing with a cable guy trying to figure out if I can switch internet providers.

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        shalini said:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:47 PM

        Yp it’s past bedtime. Just was reading blogs. I have been MIA about reading blogs due to flu and stuff. Now getting back on track. Gonna sleep now. Adieu. Good luck dealing with the cable guy. Sometimes they are a pain

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 22, 2018 at 3:49 PM

        sleep well, my scrambled brain friend! GN

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    Thanks for sharing this Jay. I could use a LOL book right now.😊

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 4:10 PM

      You might be able to get it from BookGrabbr for free. It was a fun site. And I hope you get better.

      How’s the move going?

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    March 23, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    A fabulous review of Patrick Dykie’s book, James. I also have this on my TBR short list.

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    mrsnnnlight said:
    March 23, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Sounds like a good read. 🙂

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