Saturday, 28 September 2013

Has Anyone Seen My Fanny? By GlockMoose Review

Review By Patrick Challis

Written By GlockMoose

Published By Two Harbors Press

Genre
Comedy, Crime

Synopsis

In 'Has Anyone Seen My Fanny?' the authors, in the roles of their alter egos Glockneeb and Moose, are the main characters in a zany storyline in which they compete for the limelight writing alternating chapters.

After receiving a letter from his sweetheart Fanny Tushbottom raising concern that she is missing. Glockneeb reluctantly seeks help finding her by reconnecting with his life-long friend Moose who had started his own private investigation agency.

They become partners at the agency and undertake other cases, wreaking havoc on everyone that has the misfortune of coming into contact with them. Glockneeb comes across as a big picture guy, brainy, yet whiny, while Moose is the brawn, clumsy, “act before you think” guy. The story is filled with humorous nonsense dusted with machismo, sexual innuendo and the warmth of a damp washcloth.

Review

I'm going to be honest here with you straight off the bat.  I decided to download and review this for one simple reason.  The title made me laugh hysterically.

Now that we're got the fact that I have a rather silly sense of humor out of the way, let's start the review properly.

This book is majorly silly.  Majorly funny and full of 'Carry On' style innuendo's and I loved every single, admittedly immature, minute of it.  Sometimes you just want to switch your brain off and be entertained by something that just makes you laugh and that's exactly what this book does and it does it very well.

The characters wouldn't seem out of place in a bawdier 'Monty Python' or 'Carry On' movie sketch and I mean that in a good way.  It's like the authors have taken a look at the plethora of retro style detective novels that are currently in vogue right now and decided to kick back and have a bit of fun with it.  Some of the things that the main two characters say and do had me in tears of laughter and some of the spoofing of the detective genre in general was absolutely spot on.

Pacing wise, this book can best be described as a quick read but not in a bad way.  At the heart of this fun and bawdy comedy is the talent of two very good writers with a talent for  setting the scene vividly in the readers mind and for creating memorable moments through out the story.

If you discount this book as just a bawdy comedy then that would be a massive shame.  The novel itself is funny, well paced and well worth a read.  Not all the jokes are successful but I would definitely recommend this to anyone that just wants to kick back and read something that's both funny and exciting.

Story 7/10
Characters 7/10
Recommended 7/10
Overall 21/30

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