Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Fathom Flies Again - by James Walley - More inspired lunacy in the sequel to The Forty First Wink

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy  

If you read The Forty First Wink, the debut novel by James Walley, then you've more than likely been waiting for the second book in the trilogy, and why not. Book one was so much fun. Wally writes with a whimsical flair I find nowhere else in my ever-growing library.

Everyone is back for this new adventure, including Marty and Kate, the cloth pirates Timbers, Whipstaff, and Oaf, as well as Peeper and his cauldron of clowns. New to this adventure are a giant leprechaun and a glowing and talking koala, named Benji. If you're still not sold, let's add the obligatory pie fight just to make things even wackier.

The writing style is as comfortable as a warm glove on the coldest day of Winter and there is a certain Douglas Adams feel to Walley's writing...

Far, far away, though not altogether that far really (certainly not over the rainbow).

Mixed in with the hilarity is an occasional bit of sage advice...

"Always enter a room expecting for a fight. If you get one, you're prepared. If you don't, at least you'll look impressive."

Admittedly, The Fathom Flies Again is little more than a selection of silly antics, but it's also a lot of fun as I frequently found myself chuckling at the outrageous goings on in this book.

If you like to laugh, read this book. Also recommended for younger readers. If you have young children, it's one you might even enjoy reading together.

The Fathom Flies Again, from Ragnarok Publications, is available in both paperback and e-book formats.

From the author's bio - James Walley hails from the mystical isle of Great Britain and is an author who prefers his reality banana shaped.  His debut novel, The Forty First Wink, released through Ragnarok Publications in 2014, scuttles gleefully into this bracket, with a blend of humor, fantasy and the unusual.  Fathom Flies Again is book two in what looks to be a trilogy like no other, except there will be three books like every other.  When not writing, James is partial to a spot of singing, the odd horror movie or ten, and is a circus trained juggler.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear. I have an ARC of this myself that I'll likely dive into later this month.