The Forty First Wink Kindle Edition
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James Walley’s debut and be summed up in one word. Fun. This book is a fun read.
After being rudely awoken inside his own dream, Marty begins his epic quest to escape his own surreal dreamscape and wake up. His companions include the toy, stuffed pirates he had as a child, the girl of his dreams (who in real life he had only one date with and it was a bad one), and a geriatric superhero that devours books (as in eats them).
Pacing was good and it didn't drag. The voice was a strange stream of conscious style, full of weird and humorous clauses and tangents, much like Douglas Adams. Some might find that style a bit awkward to get used to, but once you do, it’s a lot of fun.
Please, I know it is difficult to review a book (it is someone's baby) and be objective. Some of the reviews were more of a dream than the actual product.
These needs to be more movement in the story Marty fell flat for me as a character. He reacted to some rather forced situations.
And why did he receive help from the people/objects in his dreamscape? Why did they care? What was the purpose? Either it should be more strange or just opt for less effusive reviews.
Written in a wordy, very British style, James Walley's book is full of fun and fancy. Humorous, clean, and teetering on the edge of Bizarro, it was just a joyful read. Marty, his stuffed pirate friend Timbers, and crew encounter some strange friends and foes in the world located deep inside of Marty's dreams. Beautiful detailed, I could easily picture the scenes in my head. Walley is working on the sequel to The Forty First Wink and I can't wait to pick it up. This was the lighthearted read I was hoping for.
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