Review of John Sharpe No 1,348 by Riley J. Froud

Review of John Sharpe No 1,348 by Riley J. Froud

Alice in Wonderland meets Oliver Twist collides with The Hobbit.
Right from the first sentence a smile lit up my face: John had his head in the oven and his arse in the air when the man appeared out of nowhere, unfurling like a woodlouse coming out of hiding.
I laughed my way through this book sometimes out loud and in public. If you like books to be serious this book isn’t for you. If, however, you enjoy humour I would highly recommend that you dip in and indulge.
At first the little asides in brackets appeared to be a little clunky but then as I read on I realised that they were actually the humour of a very creative, intelligent brain and these became some of the LOL moments.
The author weaves the story with skill and beautiful phraseology: The voice was gnarled and knotted like tree roots.
The visuals she creates are exceptional: He was somewhat disappointed not to see clocks or skeletons or shoes, or indeed any other random objects floating by, like they did in films – you know, when the intrepid heroes go back in time or through mysterious tunnels – just like that, only it wasn’t.
This story also has a deeper message hidden within the pages and the humour. Read it and discover for yourself what that message is.
I will definitely be reading more by this author.


This review written by:
Maria Gibbs Author
Self-published author bursting with enthusiasm and ideas that can’t be contained in my head so spill out onto paper. I predominantly write romance but I am playing with other genres.
I have enjoyed reading and writing from a tender age, and I realised recently that the magic of childhood that we lose as an adult can be found again if we open our eyes to the beauty all around us.
I also love creating things, crafting and speed related activities: horse riding, motorbikes & jet skis.
I  believe in promoting fellow authors and get a lot of pleasure if my review or recommendation is instrumental in a sale.
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