Top positive review
The only word I can use to describe the way I read this book would be *gobble*
21 March 2017
I read it at lunch, during breaks, on the phone on hold, when nobody was looking, whilst trying to make dinner, up until nearly 1am, and even, (I admit) on the toilet.
The story features a rather ordinary person, most of us sum 30’s will recognise, as an accountant who wants to do more than what his lot in life offers him. A golden opportunity that turns in a bizarre twist of events to a water logged boot sinking to the bottom of the ocean still finds our hero in his dream job, or so he thinks. As little inconsistencies that only the most meticulous of accountants would note start frothing up, Elton’s small world rapidly unravels into an adventure he didn’t know he wanted.
The humour in this story is excellent, it comes up behind you, and hits you with the frying pan of the giggles before running away cackling to itself. The sci-fi in it isn’t so much cyberpunk as it is a bleak outlook on what our consumeristic future probably holds. In light of all this, the story carries hope, luck, and fortitude like spare change in its pocket that presents itself at just the right moment.
Well written and thoroughly enjoyable, I will be looking for more from this author.