Book Review: Pigeon by Pres Maxson

A delightfully entertaining and outrageously absurd detective story. This is the kind of read that I call “cotton candy” for the brain. It is reminiscent of reading Douglas Adams books.  In serious novels one expects well developed and deep characters, in cotton candy one easily accepts the eccentricities of very shallow characters; I do mean shallow as opposed to under developed characters. Think of the movie Shallow Hal. I takes talent to develop and portray the absolute shallowness of the members of the Paris Publique Plouquette Pitch, Grounds, Gardens, Grass Court, and Lawn Club, PPPPGGGCLC for short.

In this story a young bus boy is mistaken for the greatest detective of all time and is hired by the ultra-elite club to find a particular trophy that was stolen many years prior. The comedy of errors that ensues when the young bus boy decides to play the part is wonderfully done as he bumbles his way through the investigation.  Among the absurd things he encounters are over the top exotic, impossible even, animals and a game that no one except the excessively snobbish ultra-elite even knows about.

Pigeon is light reading at its finest. It took me a day to read through this charming detective novel. This is definitely a ‘G-rated’ book.


Grandma Peachy


About grandmapeachy

I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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