Friday, December 9, 2016

Tijuana Donkey Showdown [Book Review]

Genre - Pulp Fiction
Year Published - 2016 (Released today!)
Length - 156 (digital) pages
Written by Adam Howe

Rating: 5+ Skulls

Plot Summary:
Reggie Levine, ex-boxer turned bouncer, and hapless hero, has barely recovered from his ordeal in Damn Dirty Apes, when he is called back to action. Recruited to retrieve a Chinese crested terrier from a fleapit roadside zoo, where the ugly effing showdog has been mistaken for the chupacabra, Reggie soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy involving neo-Nazi drug smugglers, a seedy used-car salesman, a wannabe serial killer, an ornery Vietnam veteran, a badass veterinarian, a freakishly endowed adult entertainment donkey named Enrique, and in an explosive cameo, an Academy Award winning Hollywood icon.

Is the above plot summary not enough?
What more can I say? Just go, right now, and buy this book!

If you compile a list of "best books of the year", then you still have time to read this one, because I can guarantee that it will be included on said list.

Are you still looking for a Christmas gift for the avid reader in your life? Look no further!

You do not have to read 'Damn Dirty Apes' first (a prior adventure starring the character, Reggie Levine, found in Howe's collection 'Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet'), but this book will make you want to read it anyway.

Are you the type to "first look" at a book? If so, you will know immediately, within the first chapter, if this book is for you. Where does Howe come up with this stuff?!?!? I have no idea, but I thank him for it!

I really cannot heap enough praise on Howe and his writing style, you just have to read him for yourself. If explosive action, spattered with a ton of classic movie quotes, is your thing, then this book is for you!

Oh yeah, this book also includes a Bonus Story: 'Clean-up on Aisle 3'. This too is a great story, and I would say that it is Howe's tamest work to date! Speaking of tame, while Howe's "Author's Disclaimer" at the beginning of the book is laugh-out-loud funny, I was a bit concerned at first, but I am thrilled to say that Howe is considering a third Reggie Levine tale ~ YES!!! Please, make it so! Also included, at the end, are Howe's "Story Notes" which I absolutely love - I wish that every author included theirs!



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