Shrinkage – Luke Young

21 Aug

Started – 12/8/12

Finished – 19/8/12

Format – Kindle e-book


Synopsis – Is it in yet? It’s the phrase that no man ever wants to hear. Luckily, Tim Garrett has never heard those words. At least he has never heard them out loud despite being on the wrong side of the bell curve in the male endowment department.

It has taken many years, but Tim has finally come to terms with being slightly below average below the belt. His life isn’t bad, he doesn’t hate his job, his girlfriend Jill is hot and doesn’t seem to mind his physical attribute. Things are good. That is, until the day Jill dumps him and his world comes crashing down around him.

That’s when Tim decides to make some changes in his life; big changes. When a bizarre mixture of pills combined with a not-as-directed, inventive use of an electronic device prove incredibly successful, Tim’s life begins to change for the better both in and out of the bedroom. But when things grow a little too much, everything spins out of control and the words be careful what you wish for begin to take on an entirely new meaning.

SHRINKAGE is a somewhat raunchy and completely funny comedy, which is intended for contemporary mature audiences only. (Whatever the hell that means…)

My Thoughts – I downloaded this book as it was free for a day on Amazon and after reading the synopsis i thought it might be a book that i would enjoy. Before i start to say what i thought of this book ill just say that it is not a book for the faint hearted, its a book about the age old male question, does size really matter?


This book is about Tim, a man who isnt as average as he would like, and after being dumped by a girlfriend because of it he takes matters into his own hands. Using a combination of pills and other methods he tries to improve himself. But will he get the results that he wants? and will it really make him happy.


I liked the plot to this book, it was very funny in parts and very rude too, but with a book with this subject matter i felt that it was justified. I also liked the little side plots particually with Tims parents and also with Rob. I also liked the sub plot with the houses on the street, i felt like this part of the book added a bit more normality to it.


I’m not sure if i was the intended target audience for this book, being a twenty two year old female, i did wonder if it was more aimed at the male gender, but in fairness i did enjoy the book. Its not one to leave on the coffee table when your nan is round, but at the same time i didnt find it overly crude. All in all a good book.


Rating – 4/5


9 Responses to “Shrinkage – Luke Young”

  1. Luke Young August 22, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    Thanks so much for reviewing my book. I’m glad you enjoyed it

    • shelovestoread August 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      i loved your book, it was so funny, thanks for the comments πŸ™‚

  2. Luke Young August 22, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    Oh, and if you’d like to give my Friends With… Benefits series a try, please let me know.

    • shelovestoread August 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      I’ve just sent you an email πŸ™‚

      • Luke Young August 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

        I just sent the book. This offer stands for anyone. Lord knows I’ve given away thousands of copies of my books. Why stop now. πŸ™‚ My email address is above.

        Oh, and thank you for helping bring light to the serious issue of Shrinkage. It’s no longer just a locker room embarassment, its a major epidemic and my book is the cure… πŸ™‚

  3. ocdreader August 22, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    LOL – that just sounds so funny! 4 stars too huh? I will have to pick it up if I see it.

    • shelovestoread August 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      yep a four star book, doesnt happen to often with me πŸ™‚

      if you do see it read it, its great πŸ˜€

  4. beckyday6 August 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Haha, this sounds like such a random, but fun book!

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