Ses his job and is threatened with a claw hammer to his legs by his landlord if he doesn t pay the two months of back rent plus interest in a month Being turned down by every job he finds he decides to rtry his luck as a street performers Problem is he has no talents besides bad dancing and all he can afford is a panda suit that doesn t exactly look like a panda What ensues is an outrageously weird but funny read traverses the pain of losing someone close to ou and trying to cope with that loss and life change It explores bullying and extreme hard times It also looks at friendship in the oddest of circumstances and outlandish of characters Ivan پرسش های نخستین پاسخ های بی پایان you will forever have my heart and Mr Coleman deserves teacher of theear award I highly recommend this for than just the laughs to anyone looking to branch into humorous domestic fiction Thank Ska you Scribner and James Gould Bourn for the opportunity to review this novel for an unbiased opinion An extremely interesting book not just because of the content itself but because of the way it is told James Gould Bourn in his descriptions uses a great and unusual sense of humour with a kind of sarcasm that makes the ordinary facts hold the reader s attention during the whole novel s development I will definetly be reading any future novels by this author Why It was hilarious sad and real Many of the conversations that take place between the charatcers are funny and ridiculous but while reading themou can t help but think ou ourself had these same conversation with Becoming Project Five Fifteen your friends and family and they were just as uirky and odd in retrospect That is the strength of James Gould Bourn s book the insight in our behaviours Some of the scenarios were slightly predictable but that isn t all that bad becauseou find Britain, Australia and the Bomb yourself turning the pages anyway to see the spin on them Looking forward to the next one Thankou NetGalley Scribner and James Gould Bourn for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review all opinions are my own BearNecessity NetGalley For a debut novel Keeping Mum is absolutely amazing Such a truly wonderful story it had me hooked from the start Danny Malooley is a character that Kiffe Kiffe Demain you will instantly fall in love with He s a hapless man with his life practically falling around at his feet Fourteen months ago the centre of his world died in a car crash His wife Liz his childhood sweetheart the mother of his son When Liz died a part of Will died that day too At the centre of this story is a heartbreaking plotline A man has lost the love of his life A son has lost his mother Neither know how to deal with their grief and this pushes them apart Will hasn t spoken since his mother died and Danny has found this hard However despite the heartache This story is uplifting and bloody hilarious I laughed so much at some of the scrapes Danny got himself into And what made this book charming were the secondary characters that were involved in Danny and Will s life Ivan Ivana and Yuri are amazing If there s ever people thatou need in Sanzoku Ou King of Bandits Vol 9 your life to pickou up and make Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Artbook officiel you feel good or just to be there to protectou It s Ivan and his family It may not be conventional their way of helping or imparting words of wisdom but my word they were a light relief Even Reg and his sidekick Dent who were terrorising poor Danny for rent money Cue the tying him up and threatening him with a claw hammer Sounds scary Yes But the way Gould Bourn writes it just makes Becoming Enlightened you smile There are times whenou read a book Jim Hensons Labyrinth you can just imagine how it would play out as a film I would love to see Keeping Mum on the big screen I d love to see the dancing panda get beat up by the Ukrainians I d love to see El Magnifico wearing his dressing gown I d love to see The Shark I could sit here all day and tellou about the scenes in this book that had me smiling and chuckling away to myself But that would spoil the enjoyment for Basic Training you Keeping Mum will haveou smiling from ear to ear It s a book that will cheer ou up no end. At the man in the panda costume is his father Afraid of disclosing his true identity Danny comforts his son But will Danny lose Will’s trust once he reveals who he is And will he be able to dance his way out of debt or be beaten up before he has a chance Filled with a colorful cast of characters Bear Necessity is a refreshingly unpretentious and ultimately uplifting story of a father and son reconnecting in the most unlikely of circumstance.
Me because ou re not here You can t be here because the sun isn t shining His hair was gray and his eyes were gray and everything in his wardrobe was gray but when he walked into a room it was like the sunshine had walked in right behind him In a time when nothing made sense any a time when Dancing with Ben Hall and Other Yarns your mind stopped beingour friend and became BUG DEATH your worst enemy sometimes work was the only thing that stood betweenou and insanity Danny lost his wife in a car crash and since that day his son Will hasn t spoken a word Reeling from that loss he has been keeping his head scarcely above water from one day to the next In for a rude awakening when he is fired from his construction job his landlord threatening literal bodily harm if he can t make rent Danny resolves to become a street performer This start to Bear Necessity sounds like a veritable catastrophe in the making though it becomes an unlikely boon when Will unknowingly begins to open up to his panda disguised fatherSomehow a book about a boy who will not utter a word a Forests Hope (Timber Valley Wolf Pack year after his mother s death manages to be energetic and loud Watching Will open up is less like the delicate unfurling of a rose and like a hurtle down the stairs the story propelling itself with a near unparalleled verve Of course this is achieved with the help of a stripper dance teacher a Russian friend with conspicuous hints at mafia ties and the dad who is willing to don a smelly panda costume and shake his limbs with zero dance expertise In this caseou need to take overcoming their grief in surprisingly inventive ways from the blurb very literally inventive absurdto may to to mah to James Gould Bourn doesn t aim for subtle did I mention loud earlier Sometimes I feel like I m being Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons yelled at prodded and poked by this joke or that wisecrack Then again said humor could tickle me in a most delightful way Ultimately it s childish fun and I found myself increasingly charmed the further Bear Necessity progressed There are outrageous situations and characters so over the top that I had to uestion these hyperactive adults with the energy reservoirs of sub 14ear olds There are also moments so touching that I didn t even realize I was touched until I felt a tear in the corner of my eye I wish I could strike out some of the earlier narration unnecessarily detailed Every action is commented on a lot of telling that nags and pulls Hester Roon you out of the scene at times Long sentences of internal musings would wander tangentially making little headway in character development and obstructing the often hilarious dialogue between characters Once Gould Bourn hits his stride though or maybe when I couldn t help but end up invested in seeing these zany characters find their resolutions I felt there was a perfect balance between laughter and poignancyI can forgive the imperfect execution and exceedingly contrived scenarios because there is ample heart and hilarity never emotionally manipulative in the way that books about grief can be Witnessing Danny getanked out of his comfort zone while he draws Will into a safe space to flourish made this compilation of gags and heartfelt moments worth it Bear Necessity sends a message that a journey through grief is a hazy path to discern paved by love and support of others How we move forward from tragedy comes in different but eually important forms to acknowledge The way Gould Bourn sells the premise it wouldn t be so far fetched as to say a dancing panda could get involved Many thanks to Netgalley and Scribner for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Who taught ou how to dance like that A pole dancer called Krystal She taught me after I rescued her bathrobe that was stolen by a wizard who can set things on fire with his mind Wow Just wow I laughed I cried I cringed and I just sat in amazement as everything unfolded in crazy outlandish wonder Danny lost his wife to an auto accident He cares for his son Will who hasn t spoken a word since that fateful day that he survived and his mom did notDanny lo. Is nasty landlord is threatening to break his legs if he doesn’t pay soon Danny needs money and fast After observing local street performers in a nearby park Danny spends his last few dollars on a tattered panda costume impulsively deciding to become a dancing bear While performing one day Danny spots his son in the park and chases off the older boys who are taunting him Will opens up for the first time since his mother’s death unaware th.
This book smells like it could be a new favourite of mine Thank ou to Scribner for providing me with an arc A For Fear of Little Men year after the death of his wife Danny and his son Will are not coping with it well Will hasn t said a word since the accident Danny lost his job and can t pay his rent Danny then becomes a dancing panda in the park Will doesn t know it s his dad he s sharing all the secrets of his soul with while Danny is just happy his son is speaking Delightful story I started this book feeling like 35 stars but the I got into the story the 4 stars started to appear I had a hard time at the beginning of the story with all the chatting going in circles not getting anywhere but then as I understood where the story was heading I felt like I was beginning to see the real true colors of Bear NecessityBear Necessity a story of a man trying to reconnect with his son and save his family after a very bad hard tragedy in his past that put a very big reef between them now Danny is ready to recover the lost time and finally become a friend to his sonWill doesn t like to talk he prefers to live in his mind afraid of life and bullies he just wants to spend time with his best friend Mo and forget about the past and all the burdens he keeps living he misses his mom so much he misses his friend someone to talk someone to laugh and feel protected it s up to life and circumstances to finally bring Will and Danny togetherI laugh so much with many of the secondary characters and their shenanigans Katrina Mo Ivan all of them really brought so much to the story giving depth to the main characters they really made me laugh so much What I like about the story was the Danny never gave up that he kept working hard to give anything his son was missing no matter if he had to work in a very weird job his priority was to become friends and family all over againWhat I disliked was the constant bullying to the Main characters it made me angry and sad at the same time that most of the people surrounding Danny and Will were people with the need to out them downBear Necessity is a story of friendship love empathy and hope a story of second chances Overall was a good story a story that needs time to makeou feel all the feels I d like to thank NetGalley author James Gould Bourn and Scribner for the advanced reader s copy in exchange for my unbiased reviewThis one was so much fun It was also sad heartwarming hilarious a little crazy but in the end very satisfying The author s sense of humor comes through loud a This is a sweet and heart warming story about a man named Danny who became a single father to his eleven Twig the Fairy and the Goblin Masquerade (Twig the Fairy year old son Will when his wife died tragically aear before Danny s been trying his absolute best but things aren t going so well He s just been fired from his construction job and his nasty landlord is threatening to break his legs if he can t pay the rent Not to mention Will hasn t spoken to anyone since his mother died Desperate for money Danny is inspired by a group of local street performers and purchases an old and ratty panda costume and becomes a very poor dancing panda It s his last chance to Bear Neccesity is the story of a father trying to connect with his son who after the tragic death of his mother becomes completely silent and stops speaking Danny loses his wife in a car crash and ends up becoming a single father to his 11 Sanity is the Future of Wealth year old son Will Will stops speaking after the death of his mother and also does not feel any connection to his father He spends most of his time either with his friend Mo walking in the park or in the closet in his bedroom Danny who is facing a financial crisis after he gets fired from his work has to resolve now the most important challenge of his life connecting with his son his only family Indeed a delightful and engaging book Note Thankou James Gould Bourn Simon Schuster Scribner and NetGalley for the preview copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I m standing here talking to a stone and I know Jelena '93 you can t hear. A heartwarming poignant and charming debut novel for fans of Nick Hornby and The Rosie Project about a father and son overcoming their grief in surprisingly inventive waysDanny’s life is falling apart He’s become a single father to elevenear old Will who hasn’t spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash a ear earlier and Danny has just been fired from his construction job To make matters worse he’s behind on the rent and
James Gould Bourn was born and raised in Manchester He is an award winning screenwriter and has previously worked for various landmine clearance NGOs in Africa and the Middle East Bear Necessity is his first novel