Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen is a comedy. I’m kinda bored make a review about this book. Maybe that’s because I’m sleepy. I read the book till end and its readable. It has its moments like those 911 messages were hilarious. But I don’t think it gives you laughter like a true comedy book gives. But I’m just a one person and not a fan of Carl Hiaasen. So fans of his wouldn’t agree with me.
When budding young ecoterrorist Twilly Spree begins a campaign of sabotage against a grotesque litterbug named Palmer Stoat, he gets much more than he bargained for. Stoat is a political fixer, involved with a bevy of shady types: Dick Artemus, ex-car salesman, now governor; Robert Clapley, a crooked land developer with an unhealthy interest in Barbie dolls; and his business expediter, Mr. Gash, a permed reptilian thug with ghastly musical tastes: “All morning he drove back and forth across the old bridge, with his favorite 911 compilation in the tape deck: Snipers in the Workplace, accompanied by an overdub of Tchaikowsky’s Symphony No. 3 in D Major.” After a wave of preemptive strikes centered on a garbage truck and a swarm of dung beetles, Twilly ups the ante and kidnaps both Palmer’s dog and his wife, Desie, who finds Twilly a great deal more interesting than her slob of a husband. In doing so Twilly uncovers a conspiracy (well, more like business as usual) to jam a bill through the Florida legislature to develop Toad Island, a wildlife sanctuary, in a deal that will make a mint for all the politicos concerned. Chapley wants Twilly silenced and dispatches Mr. Gash. Palmer wants his wife and dog back and asks Dick Artemus to help in the rescue without derailing the bill.
Amazon.com ratings for this book is better than I thought. Seems Carl Hiaasen has lots of fans specially in Florida. You can read reviews of these fans and get an idea about the book.
Night Watch is the 28th book of Terry Pratchett‘s DiscWorld Series. The 28th addition to Pratchett’s “Discworld” series explores time travel and historical inevitability with cleverness and humor. The author’s talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy. Terry Pratchett is one of best British Comedy novel writers. I have read around 15 Discworld novels and love those all. These books are really fun to read.
Sam Vimes, Commander of Ankh-Morpork’s City Watch, can’t complain. He has a title, his wife is due to give birth to their first child any moment and he hasn’t had to pound a beat in ages but that doesn’t stop him from missing certain bits of his old life. Thank goodness there’s work to be done. Vimes manages to corner a murderer, Carcer, on the library dome at Unseen University during a tremendous storm, only to be zapped back in time 30 years, to an Ankh-Morpork where the Watch is a joke, the ruling Patrician mad and the city on the verge of rebellion. Three decades earlier, a man named John Keel took over the Night Watch and taught young Sam Vimes how to be a good cop before dying in that rebellion. Unfortunately, in this version of the past, Carcer has killed Keel. The only way Vimes can hope to return home and ensure he has a future to return home to is to take on Keel’s role.
Night Watch has most of usual DiscWorld characters, but this time story tells us about their early days. ‘young’ Vimes, Fred Colon as a corporal, Nobby Nobbs as a street urchin, Reg Shoe as a non-zombie revolutionary and a young new street vendor named Dibbler just starting out. It was to read this book. Reminds you the movie “Back to the Future”.
The Third Option by Vince Flynn is another above average political thriller. This is the 3rd of of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. I enjoyed to the book though I don’t like the end. If you like Thrillers then The Third Option by Vince Flynn is good book to read.
Rancorous political infighting surrounds the selection of a successor to the dying head of the CIA just as Mitch Rapp, the agency’s top operative, embarks on a dangerous mission to take out a well-known German industrialist believed to be supplying Middle East terrorists with highly sensitive equipment critical to constructing a nuclear bomb. When Rapp’s ultimately successful mission is compromised from within, ailing CIA director Thomas Stansfield puts his imprimatur on the efforts of his chosen successor, Irene Kennedy, director of the agency’s Counter-terrorism Center, to identify the powerful interests both inside and outside the agency that wanted Rapp to fail…
The Third Option had received 45 five stars and 32 four stars out of 123 customer reviews. Which means majority of readers like the book. I’m with them too. But I also agree with who put negative reviews because lack of an ending. Main culprit hadn’t been discovered or dealt with. Vince Flynn should have given the book better ending than this. The Third Option diserve a better ending than this.