Largo, FL (PressExposure) May 10, 2008 -- Retired US navy commander Jeff Huberâs Bathtub Admirals, from Kunati Books, called a âprofane and hilarious parody of the postâCold War navyâ (Publishers Weekly, 12/10/2007) owes a debt to the classic Catch-22, which Huber acknowledges influenced him deeply. Booklist (02/01/08) calls it âa remarkably accomplished book, striking just the right balance between ridicule and insight.â Entertainment Weekly has expressed interest in the book.
Huberâs âwitty, wacky, wildly outrageous novelâ follows the careers of Jack Hogan and Buzz Rucci as they navigate the navyâs egregiously self-serving, permanently infighting bureaucracy. Rising star Jack eventually learns that connections and playing the game will outflank competence any day of the week, but by then heâs sick of it. Unscrupulous but lovable Buzz, on the other hand, goes much farther than his meager talents should allow. The targets for Huberâs brilliant wit include feminism, Washington politicians and the miltaryâs âdonât ask, donât tellâ policy toward homosexuals.
âJeffâs novel is not just for readers interested in the military or foreign policy,â said Kunati publisher Derek Armstrong. âIn fact, to say that Bathtub Admirals is a novel about American military policy would be like calling Batman a movie about real life in an American city. This is a very funny novel, but it also has a big heart.â
Bathtub Admirals will release to extensive publicity in April of 2008 from Kunati Books, called a ânew publisher to watchâ by Booklist.
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