Sunday, August 26, 2012

Book of The Week: Callisto by Torsten Krol

This is a great book on many levels. First it is funny. Second it is well written. Third it is a great commentary on the politics and society of the USA. Basic plot: The main character, Odell Deefus, is just as he sounds, a doofus. A nice guy that finds himself in situations beyond his comprehension. He has been compared to Forest Gump in his inability to see the reality in people and situations. So he sort of stumbles into the life of the small Kansan town of Callisto. While there he finds a body, falls in love, becomes a terrorist and more. It is a realistic account of what life would be like if you were to just float along and become the victim of the American machine. Odell ends up in way over his head which just makes everything that much funnier. If you enjoy Christopher Moore you will enjoy this book.

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