Monday, April 27, 2015

Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith

I didn't expect what I got in this book.  I was expecting a fairly tame tale but it has werewolves, ghosts, and an amusement park involved.  It was an unusual, intriguing and interesting read.

Roaring Book Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 5th, so you don't have to wait long to get your hands on a copy.

Augie has failed his creative project.  He has to do a make up project and he's having troubles with ideas.  When strange things start happening all around him, his teacher just thinks his imagination is getting out of hand.  No, that's not what's getting out of hand!

It all starts when his buddy, Britt, goes on vacation.  He has an unpleasant encounter with a werewolf.  He thinks it's the Big Bad Wolf from the amusement park for a while, but when the guy is clueless, he decides it couldn't have been him.  Then he worries that he might turn into one because he got slobber on him (I kid you not).

The strange folks at the amusement park listen to him and offer advice but he's got more problems than they can solve.

This whole thing is bit of a parody about life.  I just kept reading to see what was going to happen next.  There are parts that will make you laugh, parts that will make you sad, and parts that will make you want to read the next book.  I can't believe the author will leave you without sharing more of Augie's antics with you.  I sure would; there's a lot of potential here for more adventures.

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