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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lost in the Hive

Lost in the Hive: Confessions of a Reluctant Drone

Lost in the Hive
Confessions of a Reluctant Drone
Brian O'Mara- Croft
P.W. Publishing Works
ISBN 9781935557081

   This awesome book is a collection of essays so to speak in the life of the author. I don't like to call them essays because that sounds like a school assignment and a bit dry. This book is far from dry. It had me laughing out loud from the beginning to the end. Brian's dream hive is what it says,  a dream. I will take a sentence from his book. "In my dream hive, we'd part from convention and allow not only for a dominant queen- some things are a given, even in dreams- but also an omnipotent, greatly feared, yet much-adored, King Bee." At least he has part of that correct! As I said, this is a dream hive.
   The author has a way with words that just sucks you right into what he is telling you. He describes in great detail some everyday happenings with his wife and family that will have you in stitches. Knowing Brian as she does, she felt it her duty to give him some guidelines into what he could not write. For instance, one chapter is titled, "My Wife Told Me Not to Write About Sex." I think he misunderstood the directions just a bit. Hench the chapter, "I Thought I Told You Not to Write About Sex." What part of the first did you not understand?
   I could go on and on about this book, but you need to read it for yourself. If you are a fan of such authors as Erma Bombeck, I think you will love this book. If you want something to pick up your spirits and have you in stitches, this book is definitely for you. I for one am hoping there will be another one forth coming.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to read and review.

I give Lost in the Hive 5 out of 5 stars


  1. i know what you mean about the word essay. This looks like a great bedside table book..just a quick story before lights out :)

  2. That it would be Kimba88. Thanks for stopping by today.