Escape From Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy by @itsnickyblue #fantasy #comedicfantasy #bookreview #MontyPython

September 4, 2018

 

Title: Escape From Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure (Prophecy Allocation Book 1)

Author: Nicky Blue

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy Fantasy, Short Story

 

Book Blurb:

He thinks he’s a deadly ninja. He's not. He’s Barry Harris and he still lives with his mum.

 

Barry's been patient, but after twenty-seven years of trimming hedges for people he hates, he's had enough. All he wants to do is to find his missing father and to discover his inner ninja. But life’s not done with throwing him curveballs.

 

A fatal mistake catapults Barry into the adventure of a lifetime. With talking hedges, samurai ghosts, meddling psychotherapists, and an inexplicably non-linear time pattern conspiring against him, Barry must do battle to save his hide, unleash the ninja within, and rescue his father from an ancient army, a dark sorcerer and a raging inferno.

 

What is the mysterious Prophecy Allocation Department?

 

Where is The Before and After?

 

Even more importantly, Will Barry’s underwear hold out until he has saved the day?

 

My Review:

Move over, Monty Python’s Flying Circus! A new player in dark comedic fantasy has emerged and he’s bringing British humor to the masses.

 

Barry is your typical bachelor, only he lives with his mum and one fateful day, a shrub starts talking to him. Barry thinks it’s utter bullocks but it gets him thinking about his dad who disappeared years ago. Maybe he’s a ninja after all and taking the advice of the talking shrub, finds himself in an adventure. He’ll have to use all his ninja skills to not only save his own skin but his long-lost father as well. Will he succeed and reunite his parents or is this all an illusion of a crazy person?

 

I haven’t laughed this hard since Monty Python was on the telly. I kept hearing Cleese, Gilliam, Idle acting out the scenes as I read. It’s so well done and will appeal to anyone looking for a momentary escape from the humdrum routine of life. Quirky characters, whip-smart comedic dialogue makes this a must-read!

 

Highly recommend!

 

My Rating: 5 stars

 

Get your free copy here:  

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Escape-Samsara-Adventure-Prophecy-Allocation-ebook/dp/B07894XRDQ

 

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Escape-Samsara-Adventure-Prophecy-Allocation-ebook/dp/B07894XRDQ

 

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-Samsara-Adventure-Prophecy-Allocation-ebook/dp/B07894XRDQ

 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39717103-escape-from-samsara

 

 

Author Biography:

Hi, I’m Nicky, I am from Brighton in England. I grew up fascinated by books like Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected and t.v. shows like The Twilight Zone. For years I played and wrote songs in an alternative rock band before going back to university and studying English Literature and Philosophy. I now have a passion for writing fantasy and dark comedy fiction. I write short Thrillers under the pen name Mr.Blue.

 

Social Media Links:

Website http://nickyblue.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/itsnickyblue

Twitter https://twitter.com/itsnickyblue

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/itsnickyblue/

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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