The Friday Night Club has the potential to be a decent novel, but its’ distracting elements take away from the credibility of the writing.
Davis, the narrator of the story, is planning to get married. Like most men his age, he is afraid of commitment. His few friends, Jonesy and Peter Carter, only help him continue his partying ways while offering misguided advice on women. The author makes it a point to say that the story is a true one, and that everyone knows someone like the people depicted in the story. I beg to differ, since these “friends” are hedonistic and only interested in the next party or sexual encounter.
The author uses lewd phrases and words to relay the story. He drops f-bombs, s-words, and so on, and freely discusses oral sex and references having sex with underage girls. There are instances of domestic assault and violence towards women. Although I am sure that there is an audience for this type of writing, I do not see the value in it.
After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.
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