F*ck You, Your Honor
Darwyn VanWyn, or “Wyn” as his TV commercials bill him, is a lawyer with problems. No office, no home, and trying to negotiate with his ex-wife over the alimony payments he owes her. So at a court hearing trying to reduce the payments, the judge orders him to write a 65,000-word book about the “dignity and integrity” of the legal system as a result of some courtroom infraction he didn’t even know he committed. So, while forced to attend an ethics seminar and write his book, Wyn reminisces on his life and how he arrived at the place he has ended up.
F*ck You, Your Honor is the novel of what happens in Jimmy McGill’s head during any episode of Better Call Saul–especially if he was getting divorced and fighting with his ex-wife over his collection of vinyl records. Always meaning well, but making poor decisions along the way. The character of Wyn is so much like Jimmy, that after a while you begin to picture Bob Odenkirk’s face and voice while you read. If an audio book is ever produced, it will be a grave injustice for Odenkirk not to be the narrator.
The book is both funny ha-ha and funny uh-oh. Chambers is great with both internal and external dialog, with well-rounded characters and settings, making F*ck You an easy, funny book. And, along the way, you are introduced to some of the intricacies of the legal system and courtroom processes. An excellent book–one that will (should) be on any lawyer’s and Better Call Saul fans’ nightstand. And does Wyn finish his book? Yes, but as you might expect Jimmy to do, it isn’t what the judge expected when passing down the punishment.
|Page Count||316 pages|
|Publisher||Black Letter Editions|
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