Reviewed by Lisa Miller for Readers' Favorite
Emmet is an unsatisfied-with-his-life guy who stays with his parents because of his low expectancies and low paying job as a pizza delivery guy. When his vehicle breaks down, he loses his job. He hesitantly prepares for an interview for a job with an insurance company, which he thinks is a waste of time; however, he is not only successful in getting through the interview, he is very successful in scoring on the test. This gives Emmett the confidence to do his best in the insurance business. Through this confidence, Emmet becomes a different person than he was before and his fantasies become reality.
Love Lust and Petty Crime is a fantastic story. It is filled with adventure and surprises that are always interesting to read. It is filled with hypothetical thoughts and language and is not to be taken literally; as the author, Hercules Banta, writes in the opening section of the book, “It is all a bunch of lies I made up. Honest.” The characters in this story have distinct personalities with which the reader can identify; it was quite easy to get into the characters' mind as they were involved with things that happen in everyday people's lives. I really enjoyed reading this story.