Finders Keepers - Russ Colchamiro

Book Title: Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition
Author: Russ Colchamiro
Category: Adult Fiction
Pages: 310 pages
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy
Publisher: Crazy 8 Press
Release Date: October 17, 2018
Edition: Ebook
 Content Rating: PG-13 + M (A few f-bombs, and mild sex scenes + some casual drinking/pot smoking) 
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Description: In the spirit of The Good Place, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, author Russ Colchamiro has gone back to the future to deliver his wildest, funniest novel yet--the new and updated Sci-Fi/Fantasy tale Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition. 

When a jar containing the Universe's DNA falls from Eternity, bumbling backpackers Jason and Theo find their loyalties--and sanity!--put to the test. Unaware that a motley crew from another realm is chasing them across the globe to retrieve that radioactive vessel, these intrepid new friends are forced to contend with passion, responsibility, and their own mortality--and the fate of the Solar System, which hangs in the balance. 

Traversing Europe, New Zealand, and the backbone of Eternity, Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition ultimately asks one simple question: Is the life you're living the life you actually want . . . or does the Universe have more to offer than you can possibly imagine?

Thoughts: I really didn’t like this book, as I felt it was more of a chore than anything to read it.  I felt that that there were a lot of things that I didn’t like about the book.  The first thing was that I didn’t really find it funny. I had one small chuckle at one point during the read, but it seemed rather mundane for the most part.  Secondly I felt that the plot of the book was all over the place and there were too many characters.  I have read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and that book was more polished and coherent than this one.  For example, the book didn’t keep you with one set of characters for large periods of time and I wouldn’t get a sense of what the book was about.  I would read about one set of characters for a bit and then a few chapters later, would read about another set of characters and that switch to yet another set of characters a few chapters down the line.  I realize that the book is part of a series, but the number of characters in the book was way too much and too hard to keep track of to the point that I couldn’t tell who was who for the most part.  The author needed to have a better editor that would make the book tighter and more readable and therefore more readable.

It also needed to be shorter in terms of page length.  If the book was at least 50 pages shorter, it would be a better read.  There was too much to keep track to comprehend it properly.

I can see where the author is going with it and while it’s a good idea,  I doubt I am going to continue with the series.

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Meet the Author:

​Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space opera, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and crazy dog, Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself.

Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, Altered States of the Union, Camelot 13, TV Gods 2, They Keep Killing Glenn, and Brave New Girls. Russ is repped by The Zack Company.

Connect with Russ: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram


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