This book relates very well to the everyday geek and nerd that is currently dealing with bullies and girls, balancing homework and role-play games. Chad writes a fantastic book and allows you to get into his head and his own ‘reality’ to read witty and crazy stories and poems that are both funny, serious and incredibly different. From a robot becoming the American president to oversized killer cockroaches, aliens and mutated bug-like humans, you will not be able to predict what happens in this very unusual book. If you have ever felt alone in the world as a teenager then this book is definitely for you. You will relate to the themes presented in this book and that will make reading it all the more desirable. From the moment I picked up this book I connected with it as some of it relates really well; the themes and subject matter of the book stand out quite a lot.
This book contains a collection of sci-fi short stories and poems that will keep you reading until the early hours of the morning. With vivid imagery and amazing plots, you will not put this book down until you have read it from cover to cover. Be immersed into such stories as “The Vegan Wars” about extremist vegetarians blowing up buildings, stealing fighter jets and destroying cities to “Exoskeleton” a story about a cockroach losing his beloved and mutating into a giant cockroach, bent on taking over the world and no longer taking the injustice of being used in French cooking. Be taken into the uniqueness of a story that takes on the view of the life of a cockroach, which is something that I have never encountered before and proved to be quite interesting.
Each story is different, but somehow each story entwines with the next, done with precision and skill to keep each story separate but in some ways the same. Each character in the book proves to be as fascinating as the last; you will like the good guys and love to hate the bad guys. Such imagination used to write this book has very cleverly written poetry that in itself is very diverse and interesting, these poems being written on many themes that have been presented through the book so the poems as well as the stories all come together to form the link that is apparent throughout the book. Fantastic work, there is only one word to describe this book which I feel fits the bill very nicely; Different. Descoteax has definitely done a good job and his writing will continue to develop and grow with time and practice, his talents have come through in this book but this reviewer believes his talents haven’t yet been unleashed into the world of literature.
Review by Jason Damman
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