|Submitted by Justin Bulmer |
(Mar 08, 2007)
To say The Walrus and the Warwolf is a lesson in genius is an understatement. Hugh Cook's ability to completely draw the reader into the mind of his characters (namely Drake Douay) makes reading this book a ride of non-stop adventure and humour. I have read this book at least 7 times and never tire of Drake's wayward ways and simple mindinded recklessness.
Humour is a running theme in this book with Drake, fearing certain death, resisting the sexual advances of the beautiful golden skin women of Ling, becoming resistant to alcohol (winning many a bet along the way), fighting the dreaded Neversh almost single handedly, creating his own religion, lusting after the red skinned Zanya and desiring to be the next king of Stokos. He is captured and tortured by Watashi (Guest Gulkin) and escapes death in a magic bottle and a floating island to name a few.
I you fancy laughing and crying along with Drake in quite honestly the best read you're ever likely to enjoy then give it a go. You won't be dissapointed. Hugh Cook in my opinion is one of the best authors of modern day.