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The Adventures of Guy [Kindle Edition]

Norm Cowie
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Book Description

Somebody stole Seth's brain, not that he was using it anyway. To recover it, his brother Guy and college roommates Knob and Thurman must take on sinister forces using only their wits, knowledge of beer and an Amazon Warrior, whose breasts, like the Big Gulp, are too big for the cup holder.

"Humorous Fantasy at its best..." - Armchair Interviews (Amazon top 100 reviewer).

"...persistently entertaining read from first page to last" - Midwest Book Review.

"Everything in the book is so true, you can't help but laugh in agreement." - Roundtable Reviews

"... a ridiculous comedy..." - Bryon Merritt, FWOMP Reviews.

"...hilarious mishaps..." - Joliet Herald News

Named a 'Top Ten Novel of the Year' by Pop Syndicate.

See why reviewers compare THE ADVENTURES OF GUY to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Editorial Reviews


"... humorous fantasy at its best..."  ~ Armchair Interviews

"No topic is safe from Cowie's incredible wit and entertaining turn-of-phrase." ~ Pop Syndicate (named one of Pop Syndicate's Top Ten Books of 2007)

"Hilarious, witty and oozing with snappy sarcasm..." ~3Rs Bits, Bites & Books

"Persistently entertaining read from first page to last." Midwest Book Review

"Everything in the book is so true, you can't help but laugh in agreement." Roundtable Reviews

About the Author

Norm writes funny stuff ... on walls, in the snow, to his attorney ... and in at least six books. Check them out.

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  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
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  • Language: English
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guyquest August 24, 2007
A funny book about a guy
And Guy's also his name
Your standard goof-off slacker-dude
Without a claim to fame

And then one day a phone call came
That sent him on a quest
He's forced to leave his dirty home
(More like his filthy nest)

There's something wrong with little Seth
At least he's not himself
In no time flat, Guy's pals become
A sor-cer-er and elf

It seems your quest is not complete
Without a certain mix
So they recruit a warrior
Stacked like a house of bricks

There's something evil chasing them
And monsters everywhere
Look out for buzzing little flies
And plumber's derriere

The truth of telemarketing
The huge attorney plot
All made as simple as the choice
To supersize, or not?

It's just as crazy as it sounds
With potty jokes and worse
A madcap world of fantasy
Reviewed by me in verse

A warning to you, friends of mine
And you, my dear consumer
Don't bother picking up this one
If you've no sense of humor

Amanda Richards, August 25, 2007
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guy's review December 18, 2008
Why is it that Norm Cowie can write about boobs, poop and butt cracks and come off kind of cute, but when I do it, people tell me that I made them vomit (in a good way, of course)? It's just not fair. Maybe it's because Norm has a knack for wordplay. Maybe it's because I lack the ability to determine or care about when something is in bad taste. Who cares? This review shouldn't be about me and my scatological humor. It should be about Norm Cowie and the crazy adventure he sends his characters on to retrieve the brain of the protagonist's little brother. Cowie's unique sense of humor and quirky observations make for a thoroughly entertaining read. I will definitely be picking up More Adventures of Guy in the near future. The adventures of Guy is a creative, strange, humorous adventure worth checking out. Fans of Douglas Adams and Dave Barry will enjoy Norm Cowie's work.

Lance Carbuncle, author of Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, Silly and Very Engaging October 6, 2013
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This book is very clever, a little silly, and a bit light weight, but I think that's because this is a very accomplished author and that's what he wanted. As I glance through the other reviews I see references to Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Dave Barry, and so on. While they each write in different styles what they do have in common with Mr. Cowie is a certain delicate touch and cheerful off-centeredness, as well as a way with throwaway lines and sneaky deadpan humor. And while this book is silly, it isn't stupid. There may be slapstick, but it isn't just frantic manic humorless business. You don't have to be dead earnest to make a point, and sometimes crafty "juvenile" humor is the most direct path to grown-up laughs. And I always like a vaguely befuddled slacker narrator with a gift for the telling phrase or observation.

So, I happened to find this book while cruising around Kindle freebies. I'm surprised that the reviews are so old, and hope that this book is starting to be noticed again. (For what it's worth, the Amazon "Click to Look Inside" sample is very generous, so you can get a good idea of what's what in this book by checking that sample out.)

As I say, please note that I found this book while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It had some funny moments January 9, 2013
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Pretty sophomoric, with lots of bathroom & sexual humor. Funny & twisted look at telemarketers & lawyers, but a bit juvenile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dorky Fun July 7, 2014
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This dorky book was just perfect for my strange cravings of adventure. I instantly fell in love with the characters, and the plot. It was definitely a fun little book to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guys Adventures March 4, 2009
I have just finished reading the second book by Norm Cowie. He wrote The Adventures of Guy and The Next Adventure of Guy. He also has other published works, and one or two other books slated to come out within the next year. Look him up - great sense of humor and a wonderful smile!
I found both books to be very funny. I would even go so far as to say "Laugh Out-Loud Funny". Not necessarily, snort-laugh... Although there was that chapter where they... Wait. It starts like this...
The `Guy' in these books.... Um... he's a guy, but he's also Guy... So, Guy and his friends go on a couple of Quests. Traveling along with this group of misfits was a heck of a ride! They are all so crazy, whacky and likeable. I would recommend these books as a good read to most anyone that has a funny bone. Even if you DON'T have a funny bone, maybe it would help you get one. Or find out where you left your other one. If you ever had one. Maybe you didn't. Maybe you were born without one. Boy, that would suck. (which brings me to Mr. Cowie's next book - about a vampire! hahahaha)
Anyway, I am gonna try to get the anthologies with two other stories about that guy, Guy. One is titled Missing and the other is... um, let me look it up. Snap! I thought there was another one! No, wait - it is called The Heat Of The Moment.
Keep writing, Norm - and I will keep reading!!! Thanks for the assortment of words. You are now, unofficially, one of my fav authors.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Actually a half-star! This was a totally ridiculous attempt ...
Actually a half-star!
This was a totally ridiculous attempt at writing a book!!
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda OK
Not really a bad book, but I would not(and did not) rate this at 5 stars as some here did. Laugh out loud? Nope. Giggle to yourself? Nope. Get a little smirk on your face? Read more
Published on March 11, 2012 by G. M. Volk
5.0 out of 5 stars An Earthly Pratchett
Norm Cowie has written a humorous adventure against the telemarketers and other malign influences. I was laughing out loud in several places, something that not many authors can... Read more
Published on January 12, 2012 by S A Irvine
5.0 out of 5 stars It's like Adventures in Baby Sitting...for Guys.
Only instead of a date not showing up - toads do. And telemarketers. And lawyers. And the woman in charge of the children can kick butt in ways that will make women want to stand... Read more
Published on May 10, 2011 by ZuZuMamou
4.0 out of 5 stars The (Hilarious) Adventures of Guy
This book is a witty and sarcastic tale with great characters that will make you literally laugh out loud. Read more
Published on September 1, 2007 by Jez Layman
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book!!
A great read, sucks you in quickly and keeps you laughing. Very funny. The existance of telemarketers is finally explained.
Published on October 13, 2006 by Glenn Stearns
5.0 out of 5 stars A profound, funny, and persistently entertaining read from first page...
Norm Cowie's debut novel, The Adventures Of Guy: Written By A Guy (Probably), is the creative and hilarious story of Guy and his roommates Thurman and Knob (as well as Amazon), who... Read more
Published on June 10, 2006 by Midwest Book Review
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More About the Author

Norm is founder of the Humor Writers of America and an award-winning business columnist. His fiction is most often compared with The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and stuff by Christopher Moore. Here's what they say:

"... humorous fantasy at its best ..." (Armchair Interviews, a top Amazon reviewer), on The Adventures of Guy
"I loved this book, fangs and all." ~ Best selling author James Rollins, about Fang Face
"... you can't help but laugh..." (Roundtable Reviews)
Fang Face five starred review by Harriet Klausner, Amazon's Top Reviewer.
"... fantastically funny." ~ BookLoons
"...wicked sense of humor!" Readers Favorite Book Reviews, on Bonk & Hedz
"This book sucks ... in a most delightful way. Don't miss this gem.." ~ Shane Gericke, national bestselling author
"LOL funny" (Publisher's Weekly), on the Adventures of Guy
"No topic is safe from Cowie's incredible wit and entertaining turn-of-phrase." ~ Pop Syndicate (named one of Pop Syndicate's Top Ten Books of 2007)
"Hilarious, witty and oozing with snappy sarcasm..." ~3Rs Bits, Bites & Books
"Everything in the book is so true, you can't help but laugh." ~ Roundtable Reviews
** The Next Adventures of Guy, winner "Best Sci-Fi Fantasy" - Preditors and Editors Readers Choice Award.


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