Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review: Doodling by Jonathan Gould

Title: Doodling
Author: Jonathan Gould
Publisher: Self-published
Publish Date: January 24, 2011
Source: I received a copy from the author. This did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You like fantasy.
  • You like books with a message.
What's the Story?:

From "Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver's Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures.

My Two Cents:

Neville and I could be great friends, I think. He willingly falls off the world because it's moving way too fast. I definitely know where he's coming from. He's thrust into an asteroid belt where there are many other people who have grown tired of the world and are seeking to make their way among the stars.

This novella is wonderful. The characters are really fantastic and each of them represents something that we all deal with in our own life. Look at this book as sort of a fable. There are the toaster people who want nothing more than to have a toaster on their asteroid. There's the party people who want to find just about any occasion to have a party. And then there's Helen who has turned her asteroid into a gorgeous garden and now she must spend all her time watering and tending the garden. Neville is a total go getter! These characters will definitely stick with you for awhile.

This book is perfect for adults who want a great metaphorical story with a little bit of a lesson. This book is magic!



  1. Sounds like fun! I love a good fantasy book!

  2. stopping by to let you know about my 2012 reading challenge. its versatile and fun.


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