I knew very little about this book when I started reading it. I had a vague idea (due to the title) that monster just might feature prominently in the story, and if I were being honest I’d have to say that I generally enjoy books with: vampires, werewolves, magic or other surreal elements. I’m into it. For sure.
And I’m happy to report that indeed, there are some pretty awesome monsters in Busy Monsters, mainly a giant squid, big foot, ghosts and the loch ness monster. But what this book is actually about is… well… love. And how it can sometimes make us go a little crazy.
The main character in this novel is a writer, and he talks like a writer. If you know what I mean. He uses words like, scoundrel or lollygagger in his everyday vernacular. And his absurd analogies and observations of the human actions around him are both adapt and hilarious at times. You will laugh during this book. You will probably also feel very sorry for Charles while you watch his life sort of spiral out of his control, in the name of love, of course.
This was a very enjoyable read. It may be a tiny bit elitist, but the characters and circumstances are so, strange, at times that story is quite engaging very fun to read.
What have you been reading lately?