John Sharpe No. 1,348



Alice in Wonderland meets Oliver Twist collides with The Hobbit.
Right from the first sentence a smile lit up my face: John had his head in the oven and his arse in the air when the man appeared out of nowhere, unfurling like a woodlouse coming out of hiding.
I laughed my way through this book sometimes out loud and in public. If you like books to be serious this book isn’t for you. If, however, you enjoy humour I would highly recommend that you dip in and indulge.
At first the little asides in brackets appeared to be a little clunky but then as I read on I realised that they were actually the humour of a very creative, intelligent brain and these became some of the LOL moments.
The author weaves the story with skill and beautiful phraseology: The voice was gnarled and knotted like tree roots.
The visuals she creates are exceptional: He was somewhat disappointed not to see clocks or skeletons or shoes, or indeed any other random objects floating by, like they did in films – you know, when the intrepid heroes go back in time or through mysterious tunnels – just like that, only it wasn’t.
This story also has a deeper message hidden within the pages and the humour. Read it and discover for yourself what that message is.
I will definitely be reading more by this author.

7 thoughts on “John Sharpe No. 1,348

  1. RedHeadedBookLover December 1, 2015 — 3:27 pm

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading this blog post of yours! It was so amazing. I just checked out your blog because of this and I couldn’t help but press follow immediately because your blog is both amazing and beautiful! I am so happy I came across your blog. Can’t wait to read more from you, keep it up (:
    By the way this comment is towards all of your blog posts because they are all amazing!

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    1. Thank you very much for letting me know. I don’t post as often as I would like to. I hope you enjoy all the rest 🙂

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  2. Thank you for such a lovely review Maria, I’m blushing now haha!

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    1. I wouldn’t have known about the blush, it could have stayed a secret 😉

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      1. hehe I don’t mind. It’s a good thing anyway – it helps with my otherwise rather pasty complexion lol!

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  3. I must check this one out, thanks for sharing Maria 🙂


    1. I’d bump it to the top of your TBS Su, OMG is this a funny book. Riley is so talented.


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