Once in a while, I come across a book that is just one of the most complex written works I have had to review, and Ticks: A Tale of Climate Change and a Girl by Simon Plaster is one of those books. Plaster kept me glued to its pages.
Every chapter had something that was captivating, and was full of various characters. Bobbi Kaye Boone was an urban socialite and a civic activist out to stop global warming, along with Professor Alexander Lehough, who was an expert on just about everything. Virgil Carter was a once prominent politician now turned door-to-door salesman. Last but not least, I am compelled to mention Willis V. Willis, the country lawyer who is just typically looking for a quick buck.
These are the plethora of characters that one has to contend with while trying desperately to comprehend what in the world is going on with the story. The encounters were dramatically presented. The book was funny to say the least, but a bit confusing as well. It seems to have been written with a knowledgeable pen, but I have to admit I was totally confused as to who he was. So after much searching in my nooks and crannies, this is what I found written about Mr. Plaster: “Simon Plaster is, by any definition of the term, a storyteller: both a writer of fiction and a fibber —- or as some might say, a downright liar. Currently, he is looking for an equally undemanding but better paying line of work in or near Odessa, Texas, where he resides in the company of a deaf-and-dumb dog named Goat.”
I will not ruin the book for anyone by telling you any more except for the fact that it has a very realistic ending and is destined to be a good seller. I gave it my tight B rating. It had style so what more could one ask for in a good novel?
Ticks: A Tale of Climate Change and a Girl is general audience appropriate which means it is limited in its sex, profanity and violence.
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