Month: August 2016

Book Review: The Big Sheep by: Robert Kroese

I give this five out of five stars for an excellent array of characters, laugh out loud humor, the twisting tale to a hidden outcome, and the exploration of the moral dilemma’s that come with advances in our knowledge of the human genome.

What I liked most:

  • The characters, I can’t help it I have a thing for anything with a nod to Sherlock Holmes. I adored the antics between the eccentric savant and his well-grounded assistant. I’m happy Kroese is considering a sequel to this story. The world established in the story is well constructed and the characters can easily support many future humorous intrigues.
  • Kroese’s talent for composing a narrative that incorporates a wonderful array of humor endures in The Big Sheep. My favorite laugh out loud moment includes a subject interview that was lacking Dr.Pepper and Circus Peanuts. I also enjoyed the shameless number of puns surrounding Mary, the missing 300 pound sheep. This is a great read if you prefer books that make you laugh.
  • There’s some sharp insight about intellectual property and how it applies to a fictional character. The concepts of human cloning, agelessness, advanced gene therapy, and mind alteration were tangible in the world building of the story. These added a fantastic layer of creepiness as I tried to guess at the final outcome. Several aspects of the plot sucked me in and made the read hard to put down and something I was eager to pick back up.

An advanced review copy was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review of this book. You can find out more about the author Robert Kroese and his other works on his website HERE.