Wednesday 22 August 2012

The Detachable Boy: With One Loose Foot - Scot Gardner

The Detachable Boy:
With One Loose Foot
Scot Gardner
Allen & Unwin

This was a very peculiar story. The premise was different and the story a romp around the world. It was a great fun read. It was the second book by Scot Gardner that I read in under a week and left me wanting to sample more. This is a story about friendship, about caring and about adventure.
John Johnson is different; he is detachable. His body can come apart in pieces and go back together. He has a bad habit, when he sneezes, of his head blasting off. And that is just the beginning. His problems begin when he is hit by a car and falls to pieces literally. Men in black suits grab him up and put him in a bag but he escapes. But the kidnappers grab his friend Crystal and he believes he is the reason and he goes on a quest to rescue her. With his mate Ravi, they raise the funds to ship him to America where Chrystal is being held. But a young boy travelling around the world to save his best friend can run into more than a few obstacles.

The troubles he encounters and how he gets out of them are both great fun. It was a light read and a great summer break read. Give the book a try and you will find yourself craving more of Gardner's writings. This unique story will grab your attention and keep it.

Books by Scot Gardner:
The Dead I Know
The Detachable Boy
Bookmark Days
Happy as Larry
One Dead Seagull
White Ute Dreaming
Burning Eddy
The Other Madonna
The Legend of Kevin the Plumber
One Wheel Drive
Kite Dude
The Lost King
Dark Stone Eye
Mainsails 4 The Tunnel (With Dean Proudfoot)

Author Profile and Interview with Scot Gardner

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