The Imitation of Patsy Burke

The Imitation of Patsy Burke World renowned sculptor and hell raiser Patsy Burke comes to in a cheap hotel in Paris covered in blood and with a broken arm and no idea what happened the night before Thus begins a journey through t

  • Title: The Imitation of Patsy Burke
  • Author: John J. Gaynard
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  • World renowned sculptor and hell raiser Patsy Burke comes to in a cheap hotel in Paris covered in blood and with a broken arm and no idea what happened the night before.Thus begins a journey through the bars of Paris, during which Patsy, with the help of a few friends, including Caravaggio and the Scandal Man, attempts to unravel the events of the previous day and night World renowned sculptor and hell raiser Patsy Burke comes to in a cheap hotel in Paris covered in blood and with a broken arm and no idea what happened the night before.Thus begins a journey through the bars of Paris, during which Patsy, with the help of a few friends, including Caravaggio and the Scandal Man, attempts to unravel the events of the previous day and night Along the way, he relives the major occurrences of his past, most of which involve a combination of women, drink, and violence.Has he ever been truly responsible for the man he is, whether for his successes or for another crime he suspects he may have committed His friends take him to breaking point If he does not wish his life to finally come full circle, he must make one final, possibly fatal choice Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Nook, 0 pages Published August 25th 2011 by John J Gaynard, via Smashwords first published August 24th 2011 More Details ISBN13 2940011489853 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Imitation of Patsy Burke, please sign up

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opens his conscious to the reader in a manner which draws the reader into his alter egos and inner voices.The book challenges the readers own egos and inner voices and in a clever way asks the reader if they have the same issues, with their past, love and insecurities With the startling revelation at the end of the book, the author reveals who he really thinks he is One of the best books I have read this year in the way the author draws you into his life and questions our existence, once started I couldn t put it down flag 1 likeLike see review May 14, 2012 Patricia rated it liked it Please visit my blog to read my review of The Imitation of Patsy Burke by John J Gaynardhttp thejoyofthewrittenword 201Comments are welcome Patricia flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 16, 2018 Aimee rated it really liked it review of another edition giveaway flag Like see review Oct 06, 2011 John Gaynard rated it it was amazing Review from the author Here is the Kirkus Review of The Imitation of Patsy Burke, which backs up my immodest five star rating of my own novel THE IMITATION OF PATSY BURKE reviewed on December 1, 2011 Booze, brawls, sex and schizophrenia such is the artist s life in Paris, according to this raucous satire.When Patsy Burke, a world famous Irish sculptor living in France, wakes up in his hotel with his body torn and bloody and no recollection of how it got that way, he s not particularly surprised A raging alcohol Here is the Kirkus Review of The Imitation of Patsy Burke, which backs up my immodest five star rating of my own novel THE IMITATION OF PATSY BURKE reviewed on December 1, 2011 Booze, brawls, sex and schizophrenia such is the artist s life in Paris, according to this raucous satire.When Patsy Burke, a world famous Irish sculptor living in France, wakes up in his hotel with his body torn and bloody and no recollection of how it got that way, he s not particularly surprised A raging alcoholic given to beating up pimps in Paris dives, he s used to blackouts and drunk tanks Unfortunately, his latest bender has left a dead man in its wake, and Patsy s attempt to piece together what he s been doing for the last few days triggers a reckoning with his past and his demons Said demons take the form of bickering voices inside his head, including Caravaggio, a Nietzchean figure who eggs on Patsy s fistfights and womanizing Goody Two Shoes, a prim woman who castigates his atrocious treatment of friends and lovers a wispy romantic named Forget Me Not and a scary demiurge called the Chopper, whose insistent promptings to behead women with a meat cleaver are barely fended off by the remnants of Patsy s sanity These clashing personae narrate Patsy s violent picaresque and roiling internal conflicts he s bombastic, selfish, preening and cynical, yet steeped in Irish Catholic guilt His downward spiral was touched off when he learned that a statue he made of Jesus being sodomized by two monks meant as a protest against clerical abuses is now presiding over orgies conducted by Vatican pedophiles Patsy s saga is plenty lurid You bit off his right ear and you spat it out yet the author s pristine prose keeps it under control Despite the tale s almost Dantean excesses, Gaynard makes the tone ironic and droll during an odyssey through the Parisian demimonde, Patsy finds himself discussing Marxist development economics with a glamorous prostitute and registers delicate shadings of his antihero s psychic travails The result is an entertaining, over the top farce that still draws readers in with pathos.A rich, darkly comic send up of the art world and the megalomaniacal souls that populate it flag Like see review Dianne Hurley rated it liked it Apr 17, 2018 Misty rated it it was amazing Feb 18, 2018 Sweetpea rated it it was amazing Mar 24, 2018 Frankie Adams rated it did not like it Feb 26, 2018 Natasha rated it really liked it Feb 03, 2018 Toni rated it it was amazing Nov 03, 2018 Scott Haraburda rated it liked it Mar 17, 2018 Frederick Brooke 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    1. Deborah Lane

      Bickering voices, raging alcoholic black out, dead body In Paris Oh yeah, not your average read Bitingly funny at times, mysterious at turns, read this book, it s worth it First time reader here, really good read.

    2. Clipinchick

      I received this book for free from the author publisher in response for an honest review of the book I have not had the opportunity to read this book at this time I will add my review of this book once I have read the book Thank k you for allowing me the optometrist review your work I look forward to reading this book.

    3. Sharon Martin

      I always know when my husband is reading a good book as its always with him wherever he goes, he sits in the lounge with it instead of watching the tv, he goes to bed early to read, its as if the book is glued to him This is what happened as soon as he started to read this book His reviewA Must ReadRemarkable how the author, through exploring his past, he opens his conscious to the reader in a manner which draws the reader into his alter egos and inner voices.The book challenges the readers I al [...]

    4. Patricia

      Please visit my blog to read my review of The Imitation of Patsy Burke by John J Gaynardhttp thejoyofthewrittenword 201Comments are welcome Patricia

    5. John Gaynard

      Here is the Kirkus Review of The Imitation of Patsy Burke, which backs up my immodest five star rating of my own novel THE IMITATION OF PATSY BURKE reviewed on December 1, 2011 Booze, brawls, sex and schizophrenia such is the artist s life in Paris, according to this raucous satire.When Patsy Burke, a world famous Irish sculptor living in France, wakes up in his hotel with his body torn and bloody and no recollection of how it got that way, he s not particularly surprised A raging alcohol Here i [...]

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