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Joe Tigan
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An inordinately beautiful day surprises Chicagoland in July, 2003. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Joe Redden Tigan.

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An inordinately beautiful day surprises Chicagoland in July, 2003. An inordinately beautiful day surprises Chicagoland in July, 2003.

Joe McCartney Waggle. freelance illustrator. Washington, DC, United States of America. part digital painter, part inker, all comic book nerd. Joe McCartney Waggle. Interested in: Full Time Employment.

An inordinately beautiful day surprises Chicagoland in July, 2003. No searing heat. No humid haze. Perfect. The new fresh breeze has injected real estate appraiser Conny Bromenn with unprecedented personal awareness. Conny's ready for a serious change. He needs to confront his long-standing lethargy in the community and search for deeper meaning in his life-but can he let his regular Saturday morning foursome know his intentions without being laughed off the course? His newfound clarity tells him maybe. Risking their friendship, Conny proposes a new wager to replace their standard $5 Nassau, one in which the losers must adhere to certain pacts. Intended to initiate some sense of social responsibility within this group of 40-year-olds, these pacts quickly take on a life of their own with each passing hole. Conny and his friends start out just hoping to get a tee time in this unexpected weather, but end up turning a funhouse mirror on suburbia, their places in it, and what needs to be done
  • After reading a number of reviews of this book (apparently from the writers family), I decided to give it a try. As is my habit I read for an hour or so before retiring for the night. The first night that I opened the book, I thought that perhaps I was a bit overtired, and put it down to pick up the next evening. The second evenings reading proved no better, nor did the third. In fact I did something I rarely do, I put the book into the bookcase after reading only 30 very confusing pages. The premise of the book is a round of golf on a perfect weather day in a Chicago suburb with a foursome of odd characters who the author refers to with "cute" little nicknames and traits. I enjoy humor, but found none evident. What I saw was a weak attempt at copying the style of Rick Reilly. I did read on the back cover that the author was a poet, perhaps that might be a better way for him to spend his time.

  • Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (4/07)

    Calling all Golfers! "Waggle" is the answer to a golfer's dream of a great novel. You don't have to be an avid golfer to enjoy this book either, because first-time author Joe Redden Tigan does an excellent job of explaining the strategy around the game. I thoroughly enjoyed the story as a novice to the game - well, I am not exactly a novice since I have been playing for several years, just facing up to the fact that I lack talent when my golf instructor told me a couple of summers ago that I was job security.

    The book is full of golf terminology, including the title. What is a Waggle? The Golfer's definition is "Waggle - is to make small movements of the club head back-and-forth at approach, prior to grounding the club. Waggling is common with woods and any iron used off a tee. It can be a nervous habit, or it can be an intentional movement designed to help the golfer trigger the swing or to help the golfer achieve the tempo they are looking for."

    I especially enjoyed Tigan's lead-in to every chapter. He does it by describing each hole at the fictional Triple-the Pines public golf course in a hilarious way. For example, Hole #12 "Those who mockingly refer to the smaller march that comes into play on this hole as `Black Bog' due to greens keeper Phil Black's unfortunate late-night mishap with a front end loader here will obtain a keener understanding of karma as they walk off the 12th green only to find that the 13th hole is engulfed by even more of it. Chicago Golf."

    The entire story takes place on July 28, 2003, an extraordinarily perfect day for golf in Chicagoland. Conny Bromenn, after contemplating the perfect weather conditions decides that this may be the day that he will break 75. Conny and his foursome are all in the real estate business and are all around 40. As Conny is nearing his 40th birthday he begins to contemplate making his life more meaningful by giving back to the community. So when the normal $5 Nassau wager is brought up, Conny decides to broach the subject of social responsibility by making pacts instead to help the community instead. As the group agrees to this approach, the pacts definitely take on new approaches with each passing hole.

    This short book is a very enjoyable read. "Waggle" would also make a great gift for all of you who don't know what to get the golfers that you know for their birthdays, Father's Day and holidays.

    Book Received at No Charge

  • This could have been a good book. Really. It has a story that could have been really entertaining.

    Unfortunately, the author has a quirky, sometimes ridiculous writing style. As long as he sticks to the golf, we're fine. He does a good job explaining things for the non-golfer without boring people who already know what he's talking about. Still, things get odd when he tries to get clever or funny.

    You won't laugh when a golfer suggests that we should have spent money from the space program on teaching people to be like the Amish. If you're like me, you'll reread the section thinking you missed the joke somehow. It won't make sense the second time either.

    Likewise, you'll be reaching for your dictionary trying to figure out words like 'aurae' and 'stamen' both misused over and over again throughout the book. To get an idea what I mean, use the Amazon search function to find 'aurae' in this book and check out the bizzaro sentences you get back. You can't even use contextual clues to figure out what word the author meant to use. Sentences with 'stamen' are downright indecipherable. Joe Redden Tigan needs a dictionary.

    At one point, without any real connection to the story, the author writes, "Trees are not humid blue but are actually green and bright green." Huh? Get used to it.

    This should have been a fun golf book but it is not. Use the couple of hours you'd have spent skimming this novel to work on your short game. You'll be happy you did.

  • Waggle is a pure delight with several laugh out loud moments. The golfing foursome of men who grew up with Star Wars (both Lucas and Reagan) involve themselves in a review of life as they find it in paved over Chicagoland via a series of pacts on a blissful July morning of golf. Conny Bromenn provides his friends and golf buddies with extra challenges on the course--not the usual gambling stakes. When he finds himself caught between a desire to raise The Masters to its awesome potential while clearing the Earth of corruption, and a desire as strong not to lose the game, we may think we are involved in intergalactic struggles. Well, maybe, it just depends on how much power you give Hootie Johnson, chairman emeritus of the Augusta National, and the Illinois State Highway Toll Authority. Will any of the four feel that personal sacrifice is worth it? Waggle is a walk through the course with these four and a well-paced, engaging telling of a tale by a wonderful storyteller.

  • In reading Waggle, the first challenge the reader has is actually believing that Social Change could be used as a bet on a golf course. But considering the age of these four golfers, and the use of the word "Catharsis" to explain the changes these men are going through, makes the plot not only plausible, but indeed real.

    I liked Tigan's use of humour throughout the book. He's really a gifted writer. His setup of the characters and the golf course gives you all you need to paint a perfect picture of the 18 hole game.

    Highly recommended reading.