My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A lamp called Jeannie by Myles Bevis is self published short story. I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. Henry Plint is an average guy with a lot of back luck. This is a syndrome his father referred to as PISS or Plint's Insidious Setback Syndrome. Henry works hard and is too nice. We all know that nice guys finish last. That appears to be the case with poor Henry until he spots a neighbor about to demolish an old lamp. Henry takes the lamp and begins to give it some TLC. Before too long, Henry's luck begins to change for the better. It seems that all the wrongs done to Henry in the past are righting themselves and people are paying for their backstabbing ways. But, sweet Henry doesn't let it go to his head. He actually pays it forward. Has the Plint curse been broken? This is a really short story. But, really cute. This plays into the every man's fantasy of finally being able to see light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe all the bad luck can magically disappear and all those that wronged us will get theirs. Not only that we will be blessed a nice little fortune and live happily ever after. A nice daydream for most of us, and the only way that would actually ever happen would be if we did find a lamp like Aladdin's. Although, entirely too short, this is a good way to spend your break at work or while you have a few extra minutes to yourself sometime during the day. I think most of us can relate to Henry and that makes this book especially fun to read. Overall a B.
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