February The Fifth, by Derek Haines

Just finished reading this book and what a great enjoyable and funny read that was…

Do you like quirky?
Did you like A Hitchhikers guide trough the galaxy?
Monty Pythons flying circus?
JRR Tolkiens Phantasies
The Beatles movies Help and yellow submarine?
Do you think Peter Max is not colorful enough?
Do you like the Aussies sense of humor?

If you answered more than one question with Yes, than Derek Haines is your man.

I really think this is the best of his books I have read so far. Would rate it 42 if I could…

I am not going to comment too much on the story, others are way better at it than me…  And you can buy it at Amazon anyway so… Just giving you my personal overall opinion…

Derek Haines juggles with words, like others with balls. The mix of pythonesque and dry accuracy while describing the different characters is hilariously funny. And never boring, because short and precise, yet full of life.

Gloth (the planet the major character lives on) and its history sounds so very familiar to any swiss person, that I came to think we might have inspired someone a wee bit, with all those laws and regulations, the politicians and those boring pencil pushers etc….

The humoristic and imaginative narrative level is perfect for someone who likes well written, stories about humans in all their incarnations and states… because did we not all suffer from Acne once or twice…

And to those who think it’s just another Sci-Fi Novel I say: And the fab four where just another band…

February the fifth is like a song from Paul McCartney or a gag from Monty Python, it starts in one direction and leaves you in a totally different place, then you excepted. Love it!

I thank you deeply for bringing yourself and your work to my attention! This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


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