Smarmy, snarky, and silly makes for a great read Every. Single. Time. These words describe my latest book review read, Dear Bloggites. I had the pleasure of receiving a request from Marc Richard to read his Dave! The First Trilogy novel. Marc was a doll and gifted this fun story for free with the most intriguing description. Marc said that the story was described as, “Douglas Adams meets South Park” or “If Christopher Moore had a job at Cartoon Network writing for Adult Swim.”
I giggled at this story from the get go. The storyline is about some unexpected heroes planning on saving the world in 2030 from the new President “Uncle Mel” Gibson. You have the typical dumb butts that everyone loves even though they are annoying as all get out. You have your lovers who found, lost, and found love with each other in a time of crisis. You have the typical serious type and all the mix in between. 🙂
Marc Richard does an amazing job at writing each of the main characters with such realness and blunt opinions. Throughout the book, you meet the minds of various people who shamelessly promote Marc Richard’s books and he even does a cameo appearance interacting with those he created.
This novel had some unique points of view from the characters and the author does a great job with helping us feel how they feel with the different situations going on. The entire story was as if The Three Stooges had a baby with Laurel & Hardy and birthed Dave! The ridiculousness made this story the most fun reading I have had in a long, long time. The only negative I could say about the book was how it started out with the email chain mail. That was funny on its own, but I did not see an easy transformation from the email chats to the real-time world that was going on once we started following the different characters on their quest.
Thank You So Much, Marc, for this fun book. I LOVED this silly story and I am so sorry it took me so long to finish it due to life getting in the way. I plan on reading more of your works and will recommend your writing to anyone looking for good, mindless fun in a book.
I give Dave! The First Trilogy by Marc Richard 5 out of 5 Bookmarks. If you love a good laugh and entertaining storyline, this book is for you, Dear Bloggites! 🙂