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Genius de Milo (Finders Keepers) (Volume 2) Paperback – March 4, 2015
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"A very imaginative writer." -- Publishers Weekly
"There are only a handful of comedic authors that I enjoy, tops among them being Douglas Adams and Christopher Moore. Add Russ Colchamiro to that list." -- Ruled by Books
"Full of lively character depictions and hilarious, spot-on descriptions of social phenomena, Genius de Milo is a joyous romp." -- Amazon review
"I loved this book so much, I didn't want it to end." -- Amazon review
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But just as they embrace a future without any more cosmic lunacy: The Earth has started fluxing in and out of Existence; Theo's twin girls are teleporting; and Jason can't tell which version of his life is real. All because of Milo, the Universe's ultimate gremlin.
Joined by the mysterious Jamie -- a down-and-out hotel clerk from Eternity -- Jason and Theo reunite on a frantic, cross-country chase across America, praying they can retrieve that radioactive jar, circumvent Milo, and save the Earth from irrevocable disaster.
In author Russ Colchamiro's uproarious sequel to FINDERS KEEPERS, he finally confirms what we've long suspected ... that there's just no de Milo quite like a GENIUS DE MILO.
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Russ Colchamiro has a writing style that's centered, focused and completely interesting at all times. I am a slow reader, and usually just read a few chapters at bedtime, but this is a real page-turner, rife with intrigue, deception and humor. As with the first book, one must suspend disbelief a great deal; the complex goings-on are very well explained and presented. His imagination is outrageous and so much fun.
The best thing is that this book could very well stand on its own, without having read the first. Enough info is provided to create a complete narrative of non-stop action-adventure hilarity. The scary thing is that I know people like Emma and Brigsby, and they are dealt with appropriately.
If there's a 3rd or 4th sequel, I will be the first to hop on and enjoy the ride. Thanks, Russ!
The Universe is in trouble, because a while ago a jar containing Cosmic Building Material got loose on earth, and while Theo Barnes and Jason Medley dealt with the problem, there have been after-effects. Theo’s twin daughters have the ability to teleport, and they seem to be telepathic as well. Sudden shifts to alternate realities are making it hard for Jason to concentrate on proposing to his girlfriend. And Milo, the spirit of unregulated mischief in an otherwise orderly universe, has decided to be as annoying as possible, since he’s the only one with the imagination and the chutzpah to oppose The Minder of the Universe. If Milo can get his hands on that missing jar and its contents, he can more or less remake the universe in his own image, or at least wipe out large swaths of the current formation, including that little blue-green planet the Minder is so singularly fond of, along with all its inhabitants.
Jamie is not important in the cosmic scheme of things; she knows this, and she’s okay with that. But she misses her brother, Lex, who voluntarily accompanied galactic designer Emma to her punishment-exile on Earth. Jamie is astonished when the Minder himself chooses her to go down to earth to save it from Milo’s machinations, but if it gives her a chance to find and rescue Lex, how can she decline?
As those alternate reality shifts become more frequent, Theo and Jason realize they are running out of time, and more than one character begins to seriously wonder if the Minder of the Universe isn’t… overdue for retirement. But what exactly would that mean for the universe? Without an observer, would it cease to exist?
Full of lively character depictions and hilarious, spot-on descriptions of social phenomena, Genius de Milo is a joyous romp.
Unfortunately, I did not get to the read the first book where Jason and Theo are introduced and start on their epic adventure, but I did not feel that I lost out by picking up in the second. If anything it gave me a deeper appreciation for the characters and a desire to go and read the first one. Although this is a fun filled sci-fi book, it still manages to touch on topics such as loyalty, world issues, and family ties while we journey the universe with these two 20 year olds searching for themselves and trying to save the universe at the same time. Cannot wait to read the first boo in this series and can easily recommend it to the YA audience, middle school kids and adults that need a good laugh.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author via Pump Up Your Books in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.