Friday, August 15, 2014
Review: Child's Play by:Bill Myers
About the Book:
An Insightful Comedy...
Deceptively Fun, Profoundly Deep
Time: Fifty years in the future. Religion has been banned.
Location: Sisco Heights Mental Health Facility
A seer who has delightful conversations with tattoos, electric shavers, and janitorial supplies.
A wannabe superhero, complete with shower cap, goggles, and bath towel cape.
A prophet who sees 20 seconds into the future.
An amnesiac who opens a fortune cookie and reads: "You are My favorite child. God."
Careful to avoid state scrutiny, these quirky characters begin to explore the amazing possibilities if such a statement is true. The thinking soon infects other patients and the government must tighten its noose until it is met with some startling surprises. A quick and fun read, this first novella of The Last Fool series will make you chuckle while pausing to think.
About the Author:
Bill is a writer/producer whose work has won over 70 national and international awards including a C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His books and videos have sold over 8 million copies and include, McGee and Me, My Life As..., Blood of Heaven, The Face of God, The God Hater, and Eli. When he’s not overseeing his production company, Amaris Media International, he loves speaking at schools and chatting with reader groups live by phone or the internet.
In the quiet halls of Sisco Heights Mental Health Facility, Bernard is in deep conversation with Darcy's tattoo. Who knew that they could be so mean? And who knew that they could get him in so much trouble with, Jamal---the party pooper?
Later on during group time, the group learns why the newcomer, Max is in attendance. Between Dr. Aadil's coaxing and Max's wisdom from God along with Chloe's 20 second prophetic outbreaks, it looks like a perfect time for Ralphy the bath towel superhero to run in and save the day. Before he is allowed to do so Nelson says something to lighten the mood---but instead it starts to agitate everyone.
The book Child's play is utterly chaos on paper, but oh so brilliant. The author's writing plays out like a comedy on the big screen. An amazing story that will leave you speechless! It was a really entertaining book and I look forward to the next one!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Fun.