George “Darmo” Darmowycz is the worst baseball player in Measleyville history. Any time he has picked up a baseball bat, an embarrassing scene ensues. Fortunately he can usually suffer the shame in silence—until he is selected to be the main clown in the Snails’ media circus.
It’s just happenstance that causes Darmo to be selected for the home run contest…right?
Fortunately Darmo has his best pal, the unsinkable Rex MacFinster, to help—except that MacFinster is sinking, desperately trying to save his failing furniture store. A failure that may be playing into the hands of one R. Klade.
Soon Darmo and MacFinster are embroiled in a cat-and-mouse game against Richard Klade and his family, as well as a menacing figure from their own past. Can they turn the tables against their enemies? Will MacFinster’s business be ruined? Will Darmo become a national embarrassment due to his baseball ineptitude? Or will his crazy father, Ralph, embarrass him to death first? And how do a dead rubber plant, an overpowered pitching machine, and a guy named Iggy figure into all this?
Plots are twisted, hot dogs are consumed, and at least one girlfriend gets really mad in the comedy adventure MacFinster II: MacFinster’s Folly, the thrilling sequel to MacFinster.
Fred Key is a writer and editor living in the Hudson Valley of New York with an extra-large dog and a long-suffering wife. Visit him if you dare at vitaminfred.blogspot.com.
Smith ably discusses the composers, styles, and representative works of each era in language that makes for a highly readable musical history as well as a superior reference guide. The first English-language book of its type in nearly 40 years, Smith's study brings into focus this broad and exciting aspect of music history.