Posted on December 2nd, 2009 4 comments
The Parrot Talks in Chocolate
The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar
by Everette Peacock
Once in a while I come across a book that is well written, fun to read, and interesting enough to keep me turning the pages. The Parrot Talks In Chocolate is one of those gems, and if you like Tiki and Hawaiian culture, this book should go to the top of your list.
What’s it about? From their site: “A mythical Hawaiian Tiki bar, and it’s eclectic patrons help tell the story of our young hero as he discovers love in the tropics. Tiwaka, the parrot, trades chocolate covered nuts for words of wisdom and watches the wild and often mystical adventures unfold. You’ll laugh, cry and insist on buying your plane tickets immediately, to Tiwaka’s Tiki Bar & Grill.”
This story has the perfect balance of fact and fantasy, describing life in Hawaii in picturesque detail touched with a bit of magic. It’s light reading and fun, and really will make you wish you were there.
Why am I hawking (or should I say, ‘parroting’) this book? Well, I’m not making any dough off of it. I just really dig it. It’s hard for a writer to break into the market, and when I find someone with this much talent I can’t help but try to give him a hand. There are so many mediocre writers out there (and some lousy ones) getting book deals that it’s only fair to help a real writer spread the word.
You can order a signed copy of the book from the author, or you can get a discount through Amazon through the end of December (check out Tiwaka’s FaceBook Page here for the discount). Buy one for yourself, and a couple more as gifts. You won’t be disappointed, kids!