Monday, May 16, 2011
Blog Tour: Me and Bobby McGee
Prepare to embark on a thrilling comedic adventure seen through the booze-blurred eyes of Keesey Cypher, a government-trained killer with an ill-fated abundance of classified memories who has since resigned himself to a regrettable existence, sipping away his tainted past. It is this powerful thirst coupled with Cypher’s hunger for games of chance that leads him to New Orleans’ coziest dive-bar the day after Fat Tuesday where one night of seeming misfortune leads to a frighteningly funny reality of subversive politics, corporate greed, backwards logic, and star (double)-crossed romance. In this gripping social satire of modern times, Me and Bobby McGee pokes fun at the inane absurdities ingrained in our society, proving that freedom is truly subjective and karma is not just a philosophy, but a fate that is unwavering. And as an added bonus, for the careful reader and music fan, there are subtle connections throughout the novel to the classic folk song that inspired its title. In a world of terrible truths and impending doom, find out what happens when the only man with the power to stop it… decides not to.
This is a witty and fun book! Me and Bobby McGee reminded me a bit of John Dies at the End. It's random and engaging. That's a good thing! It's the randomness that made me fall in love with this book, quite nearly from the start. I have to admit it's a very addictive read. I picked it up and seriously did not want to put it down!
I definitely found this book well written and clever. It's fun from the start and will keep you locked in on the plot, even if it is an off the wall kind of plot! The word that pops into my mind to try to describe it is, colorful.
Keesey is a strange and a deranged character that I just enjoyed reading about. One minute you wanna sympathize with him and the next you wanna punch him in the nose. (Or kick him in the nuts...read the book to get it!) It's a good thing! He's not a hero and he's not a total villain. He's just a guy, thrown into his situations. I liked finding out how he gets out of them.
I haven't literally LOL'd while reading a book in a good long time! This is a great book if you are into the random fun stuff!