Screw-loose can be bad. Or screw-loose can be good. Then again, screw-loose can be a conscious literary decision made by a writer.
In the case of Adventures with Ambien by Lin Laurie screw-loose is two of those things.
Lin has written a book of experiences, observations and feelings with which most of us would be familiar (perhaps more women than men).
And a book that only fit that description would probably not have been very interesting or very entertaining.
But Lin has chosen to add something to the mix. She has chosen to wrap the whole tale in an envelope of beautifully screw-loose abandon that keeps one turning pages, occasionally shouting in derision, sometimes shouting in despair and sometimes, following a shout with a heartfelt laugh.
So, in the case of Adventures, screw-loose is both a good thing and also a conscious and effective literary decision made by the author.
Adventures with Ambien and Other Stories is an easily likeable and easily readable 181 pages.
You can buy it on Amazon, either in book or electronic form, and at CreateSpace.com also in either format.