Gardner and marital arts expert Barry Harris lives with his headbanger mum, lusts after Jo (who sells sex toys), eats fish fingers and watches Star Trek. When a bunch of Samurai warriors appear, Barry has to draw on all his abilities to save the world (or at least the town of Portslade). And then of course, there’s Mrs Jittery Twitch…
This is the second of Nicky Blue’s Prophecy Allocation Books and like the first, it’s a bit weird. The author’s humour is wacky to say the least, while his imagination conjures up some truly bizarre scenes. This book has the added novelty of footnotes, which explain some of the more ‘British’ phrases used in the story, as well as the meaning of words such as Pognophobia (the fear of people with beards).
The only downside is that (despite the footnotes), much of the humour may be lost on anyone outside the UK. But as a firm believer in writing what you want to write, I’m not going to complain.