The Funny Moon

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
240 Pages
Reviewed on 03/14/2024
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Author Biography

About Chris
Chris Lincoln is a copywriter and creative director whose work has received numerous awards for creative excellence, including a Clio, advertising’s Oscar. He was educated at Middlebury College and has studied at The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

He is the author of the widely-praised non-fiction book, Playing the Game: Inside Athletic Recruiting in the Ivy League, and since its publication in 2004 has worked as a successful college advisor for talented high school athletes as well as dozens of non-athletes on their application process.

His articles on the arts, sports and recreation have appeared in a variety of New England-based magazines and newspapers.

His novel, The Funny Moon, was originally written as a birthday gift for his wife, who encouraged him to revise and improve the story—a collaboration that included many laughs.

Chris is an avid golfer, soccer fan and walker who lives in Vermont with his wife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Nino Lobiladze for Readers' Favorite

Claire and Wally have been married for twenty-five years and have two grown-up sons. It's time for them to retire, at least for Claire, a skilled massage therapist who gets tired after the sessions with her clients. Also, Claire is an energy healer and can connect with spirits and animals. Wally is a talented but unsuccessful writer stuck in a job he doesn't like. He finds an escape in golf and wants to write a great novel. But Claire thinks that enough is enough, and they fight. The next day, Wally leaves Claire and finds refuge at his childhood friend's house. Claire tries to multitask between her business and her volunteer job at a local dog shelter, whereas her pushy friend, Roz, has her own ideas on how to improve Claire's life. Wally finds an unexpected muse to overcome his writer's block. The Funny Moon by Chris Lincoln is for mature fans of humor, family drama, and inspirational fiction.

In Chris Lincoln's entertaining The Funny Moon, both spouses see themselves as victims of the circumstances that made their marriage unsatisfying. The author studies their development, which gets bumpy at times. The twists in the plot are humorous and bring the main characters closer to us. Claire gets into multiple awkward situations with her new admirer, Max, and Wally tries the tricky business of collecting bills. Claire's late grandmother, Mama Betty, or her spirit, is an intriguing secondary character who adds zest to the narrative. Chris shows us that life can be bright and promising in our fifties and that we should always pursue personal growth. The narrative is quick-paced and very engaging. Chris keeps us in suspense regarding the outcome until the last chapter. I highly recommend this compelling and motivational story to those standing at a crossroads.