An inexpensive ticket to Hawaii without the hassles of airports, rental cars and expensive hotels. The author takes great pains to put you there, with him, inside the heart of a family run Tiki bar set among the jungle seacliffs of Maui. Each chapter expands the lively character set and slowly builds your love of both the place and of course, the parrot Tiwaka. When you need a break from the stress and chaos of the bestsellers try this one. It will literally remain with you forever.
This book is a wonder. From the moment I started I was caught in the salt spray of the Hawaiian air, the smell of pineapples and the feel of the sun pulsing against my skin. This is one of those few books where I feel that I want to be inside its pages. The characters are what make the book what it is, even more than the setting. From the narrator, who is honest and lighthearted, to Tiwaka, the charming, loveable parrot who rules over the Tiki bar, to a waitress who might be more than she looks, the pages are crowded with fabulous personalities. There is no plot, per se, the book is made of a collection of connected experiences in a paradisiacal island that ripples with Tiki music. It is the perfect story to pick up when feeling down, or stressed. The writing style is so soothing that it lulls you into a sense of well being that mimics the feelings of the many patrons of Tiwaka's. There's really not enough I can say about how wonderful this book is. All I can tell you is that as soon as I finished it, I began to read the sequel, attempting to remain a little longer amid the wonders of the beautiful Tiki atmosphere. Highly, highly, recommend it.
EVERETT PEACOCK'S "THE PARROT TALKS IN CHOCOLATE" (A REVIEW)
EVERETT PEACOCK'S "THE PARROT TALKS IN CHOCOLATE" (A REVIEW) I was truly enchanted reading this story by Everett Peacock. It's not just the story of the life and times of a Hawaiian Tiki bar but a story of several lives all of which include family, friends, and even those short acquaintances we make along the way. I was intrigued from the very first page and I must say I still think the Parrot knows more than any give him credit for! The story was simply amazing and well-written leaving me wanting more. We all have those places we like to escape to, I always thought I knew where mine was... now I've decided I want it to be Tiwaka's Tiki Bar & Grill. There's just something about a place where nature remains untouched and you feel like you know the people there even if you've never met them before. This is exactly the kind of nostalgia we all long for. I know this is a book I will hang on to and read often just if for no other reason than to escape to that tropical paradise over and over again! -Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club