Snap Cackle and Pop is the first and only novel from Carol Kearney, a woman who has battled through so much in order to see her dream of writing a book come true. It’s not often I feel humbled like this, but if you have read the book and know Carol’s story, then you would be too.
Cathy has it all. Or so she thinks she does. She has a wonderful life with a wonderful husband. Everything is fine until the day that Tom tells her that he is leaving her, her car gets repossessed, and the bank forecloses on her house. Not the greatest thing to happen when you are in your 50’s. There’s nothing for it, she moves home with her elderly parents while she tries to sort out the mess she didn’t know she was in. What follows is a rollercoaster of emotions and booze. Lots and lots of booze.
Thoughts on the Story
Snap Cackle and Pop is, by far, one of the funniest books I have read recently! I am not ashamed to admit, that at 35 weeks pregnant, I laughed so hard at parts of the story, I peed a little. Maybe that’s a bit too much information for you all, but it’s true. The humor and the wit that comes from the characters is something to be admired. Although we are dealing with a story that could be very depressing, the actions of Cathy’s friends and family keeps us laughing along. I love this story and I love the characters.
Thoughts on the Author
One of the most tragic things I’ve ever had to write about an author is this- Carol passed away recently. Carol lost her mother to cancer when she was ten years old, and avoided hospital like the plague ever since. It was in recent years that Carol was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and pneumonia. Carol decided she would fight as much as she could so that she could fulfill her dream of being a published author. While she was ill, she attended writing workshops and finally achieved her dream. Unfortunately, Carol lost her battle in May 2016 very suddenly. Her daughter, Emma, has continued to promote her mother’s work.
You, yes you, have officially no excuse to sit with your finger up your bottom and bitch about how life hasn’t turned out the way you wanted. I know I shouldn’t say it, but screw it! It’s my review. Carol has proved that you can do anything you put your mind to. If Carol can attend writing workshops and write a book, while battling cancer, you have no excuse. So stop your bitching, get out there, and do something to make Carol proud!