Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Odd Job Squad, by Karl Fields- Review
I loved the hijinks in Fields debut novel and it's flavour was definitely akin to the smart and fun middle school novels like Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, the Sisters Grimm and Fablehaven, except without the fantasy. Ander and his friends are the charming mixture of super smart, a bit nerdy but not the slightest bit angsty or mean. Their revenge group serves the purpose of keeping things fair, and they've set in place guide lines to keep it from getting personal.
I sped through The Odd Job Squad in under 24 hours and was enjoying it so thoroughly I was hard pressed to put it down and do other things. The action is fast paced and the characters are totally loveable and I have to say the only disappointment to me about the whole experience was it was self published. And you wouldn't believe it, but my complaint isn't the usual, i.e. it needed the polishing of an editor, but simply that with a large publishing house behind it, this book would be way more advertised and therefore in the hands of so many readers. And its very deserving of that. So make sure and head over to Amazon and buy a case load of this very well priced book to share with all the book lovers in your life.
The Odd Job Squad, by Karl Fields
Published June 2011
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