- Title: Midlife Mouse
- Author: Wayne Franklin
- ISBN: 9780988835917
- Page: 352
- Format: Paperback
Bill Durmer is in over his head In Midlife Mouse, the debut novel from filmmaker Wayne Franklin, Durmer, an underachieving genius, runs away to Walt Disney World in the mother of all midlife crises Led by a series of bizarre encounters, a hyper caffeinated delusion and a mysterious prophecy, Bill goes to the Magic Kingdom seeking his destiny But a group of Disney hatersBill Durmer is in over his head In Midlife Mouse, the debut novel from filmmaker Wayne Franklin, Durmer, an underachieving genius, runs away to Walt Disney World in the mother of all midlife crises Led by a series of bizarre encounters, a hyper caffeinated delusion and a mysterious prophecy, Bill goes to the Magic Kingdom seeking his destiny But a group of Disney haters will do almost anything to stop him Pirates and princesses, morticians, moms and man beasts, spacemen and psychos all have a stake in Bill s future and those are the good guys This is not how he planned to spend his summer vacation A genre mash up of contemporary fantasy, Southern lit and mystery, Midlife Mouse builds upon real Disney history to create a fictional mythology for the Most Magical Place on Earth Oh, and there s a mouse in there, too.
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This novel is filled to the brim with charm and graceful humor. I couldn't help but identify with Bill Durmer (even though I quite often murmur). He's a good man who hasn't necessarily been dealt a fair hand. But there are larger forces at work in his life, which may or may not be such a good thing.Mr. Franklin has written a fun, heartfelt novel that is sure to please anyone who considers themselves a Disney fan or a fan of good fiction.
I truly adored this book. The concept is hilarious and brilliantly executed. Mr. Franklin’s dry wit is right on target. I can see how many readers of different genres will love this book.First let me state that I love Disney. I’m not obsessed with Disney, but I know people like that. My mother took myself and my daughter to Disney World in Orlando to celebrate my daughter’s 5th birthday in December of 2011.Although I had been there before as a teenager, the entire “magic” thing was eve [...]
With just this book's settings alone -- the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay (where I got married) and Walt Disney World (where I honeymooned and later moved to the area), I'm not sure there's a book that could get closer to my heart. But add in a few Crimson Tide references and I'm sunk. (:In all seriousness, this book is part Big Fish, part Disney lore and all heart.
I really enjoyed this book. I want to write a longer review but am not able to give it the time it deserves at the moment. If you are a Disney geek or just enjoy the Disney parks and park experience this is really a book for you. I found I couldn't wait to get back to reading the book when I was off doing something else and that is always the mark of an enjoyable book to me.The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars is because I believe that it won't appeal to a more general audience. There [...]
I have never been to Disney. I am not a Disney-holic.That said, I truly enjoyed Midlife Mouse. While the setting is the Happiest Place on Earth, the midlife "Is this my life? REALLY?" feeling that Bill Durmer struggles with is its own landscape, one that a lot of us 40+ types wander. Wonderful wife? Check. Beautiful, healthy children? Check. Stable roots in a lovely hometown on the bay? Check. And yetIt's the "And yet " part that Mr. Franklin nails for me. There's no navel-gazing or pity party, [...]
I found the beginning of the book to be very funny and witty. It had me smiling for a few, laughing-out-loud once or twice. Overall, it's an ok book, the ending I found to be predictable; getting there was both a chore and a mild delight. His humor and mocking the writer is quite fun though he repeats the self-deprecation like it's going out of style. The setup of the story is nice - I, however, cannot stand religion and the religious subtext of this novel is very off-putting for me. After so ma [...]
A great story about unfulfilled dreams and one man's sometime crazy pursuit of a new path. I enjoyed it because I am familiar with both the Eastern Shore area of Mobile Bay and Disney World, which made it pretty cool to me.
A great book! Fantasy, mystery, humor. Perfect for summer reading.
A wonderful story in and of itself. A reminder to all who are close to 40 to continue to dream. Thank you April for sharing this great find with me!
Midlife Mouse by Wayne Franklin is humorous, imaginative and insightful. During a midlife crisis Bill Durmer, an underachieving genius, runs away to Walt Disney World. That line alone hints at the humor and bizarre adventures that lie within the novel. Bill goes to the Magic Kingdom led by a series of bizarre encounters, a hyper-caffeinated delusion and a mysterious prophecy. Unfortunately there is a group of Disney haters that will do almost anything to stop him. When the good guys consist of p [...]
MIDLIFE MOUSE by Wayne Franklin is an interesting Science Fiction and Fantasy/Fiction. I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel, but what I found wasAlice In Wonderland meet Midlife Mouse. Bill Durmer is having a midlife crisis,big disappointments,and life changes. Well written with humor,adventure and the characters are interesting with life altering experiences. Set in the backdrop of Disney World. Who does not enjoy the big Mouse and the wonderful magic of Disney World? With quirky charac [...]
And here I thought had the whole book; it turned out to be just a preview. Back to the 'to-read' shelf with this one. I was really enjoying Midlife Mouse, and hopefully I will get the opportunity to finish it in the near future.
Well written, quirky and entertaining. It makes me curious about which of the Disney mythology are true and which were created for this book.
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