* * * * * * * * * * 10 / 10
Derek and Dave Philpott
Not a story, but a series of letters and replies, all real and fun enough to restore some of my lost faith in the human race.
It’s not something I could sit down to read in one go, or even a lot at a time, but as an ebook on my phone I could flip through during ten-minute breaks at work, it was perfect, and easily enough to brighten up the worst of shifts.
Note: As soon as I am able, I will edit with a book cover. Until then, buy the book here.
* * * * * * * * * * 10/10
I was utterly delighted with the brief reference to Hitchhikers.
It’s been sat for so long on my to-read shelf, I ended up watching it on Netflix before I ever got near it. Then I googled it and found out there’s a British TV show which I still need to sit down with, and finally I remembered I have the book, gathering dust.
Svlad Cjelli, otherwise known as Dirk Gently is not a psychic, not even a little. Definitely not. It’s just coincidence.
He is a holistic detective who will find your missing cat through proving the fundamental interconnectedness of all things.
It’s exactly the kind of book you’d expect from Douglas Adams, and every bit as good as Hitchhikers.
* * * * * * 6/10
A story set in the 40’s, where the threat of Nazi invasion is palpable. Nemach and Humphrey must outwit the bad guys and stop them interfering in the filming of a movie that could aid the war effort.
It’s a nice little comedy which at times feels a little under-written. I got the impression that I had picked the book up mid-way through a series. Being a short book, there wasn’t much time to get to know the characters so they came across as being a little one-dimensional.
Even so, it’s not a bad story and could be an excellent series if the author gives it a little more attention.
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