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Pros: The bouquet of quips brings out the literary dork in us all and the dialog is extremely well written, which is quite hard for writers to master. The tone is smooth and consistent throughout – also very hard to accomplish. But, don’t be deceived by the jokes. The book is fun and tasty but it was crafted by a writer who knows what he’s doing.
I love the way the book ends and definitely enjoyed it enough to read cover to cover.
Cons: Seeing Jesus and Jesus Christ used as expletives is tough for me because the name is sacred. There’s nothing else in the book that gave me pause. The characters talk like normal people and aren’t stilted in any way.
Definitely a fun and quick read – constantly entertaining. Good purchase and very share-able to literary friends and pun lovers.
This is the story of Dick, who is living in a world where typos can kill people. That is, everyone except Dick, who found out as a kid that he was immune to typos. Now a grown up, Dick is approached by Thea Saurus of the Typo Squad. Oh, how cleverly cheesy! =D
At first, Dick refuses to re-join the Typo Squad because of what happened 5 years ago. What could be so bad? After all, he did take down a bunch of errorists. (I’m so bustin’ here.) But, eventually, he goes back to Los Palabras, where, suddenly, he finds himself commanding his team against a black-masked villain twisting impressionable kids to put out typos. He vows to drown the world in typos… And his name was Anton Nym (still bustin’ here!) The Typo Squad is surely on the case.
Well-written and witty, Typo Squad is practically a parody of Men in Black, which I love btw. I mean, we have a team of secret agents, saving the word (oops, sorry, world – still quite fitting, huh?) from lethal typographical errors. The team are snarky and humorous, each with a little Will Smith and Tommy Lee in them. What a great team!
The only thing that might’ve slowed it down was the “Double-O7” type execution. So official. So militant. So stifling. Man, they were hell-bent on catching those typos.
A wacky, comic-style, mission-driven, action story full of clever word puns that you’ll just get a kick out of. It’s cheesy, but it’s a riot.
With Typo Squad, Stephen Lomer has created a well elaborated story focussed on Dick Shonnary and the Typo Squad team's fight against errorism. It was easy to get into the story while trying to solve the case with Dick and his team. The characters are of sufficient depth, believable with their flaws. Typos are not lethal for Typo Squad members, nearly all of them have their own tics when seeing one, though. The author made me discover my tic when it comes to typos; he did so by (on purpose!) naming the town Los Palabras instead of Las Palabras (in Spanish, 'las palabras' (f) means 'the words'). Stephen Lomer created a thrilling and fun story that kept me glued to my reader, the reading intensified my newly discovered tic. The story proceeds at a steady pace, leading the reader on a mysterious journey; it comprises some unexpected turns, and has a good flow.
This is a book for you if you like thrilling adventures with hilarious moments, words, puns, grammar, the absence of typos, as well as nicely elaborated and unusual plots, characters, and events.
This is the second book of Lomer’s that I’ve read. It was a quick and easy read with short chapters and not overly wordy. Lomer has a very unusual sense of humour, or at least some people may think so. He also has a gift of being able to turn simple phrases into a funny names. For example a couple of the characters in this book are called Autumn Leaves - one of the Typo Squad - and Anton Nym - the bad guy. Whilst this is a funny book more because of the clever use of English, it is necessary to note that it can be crude in spots but this isn’t overdone, had this been the case I would never have finished the book which would have disappointed me enormously. It is well worth a read.
Our hero, Dick Shonnary, along with his fellow Typo Squad members, are on the job stopping vandals from committing crimes against language. I'm impressed with how well Lomer integrates this idea into all aspects of the world, at once recognizable yet refreshing and new.
This book isn't just a vehicle for a neat premise, though. The plot line is also well-crafted with an ending that will leave you wanting more.
If you don't mind puns with a dash of gutter humor, then this book is for YOU! Warning: You may end up being that weirdo standing in line while laughing out loud at your phone. I know I certainly was.