Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

CurioddityCurioddity by Paul Jenkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Will Morgan is a private investigator that rarely ever gets any actual work. When approached by Mr. Dinsdale he’s quite curious as to what the mysterious man would want to hire him for but after hearing his story he thinks this has to be a joke. Mr. Dinsdale want’s will to find a wooden box for him containing the world’s largest sample of levity.

Will promptly turns him down but Mr. Dinsdale isn’t the type to take no for an answer offering up a huge sum for payment. Taking on a case with no clues as to where to start Will takes Mr. Dinsdale’s advice and try to “un-see” things which opens up a whole new world to Will that he never knew existed.

Wow, was this ever a weird story. If looking for something different in the fantasy world this one would certainly fit the bill. It’s a rather slow starter which I kept wanting to put down until it finally picked up and began to gain my interest a bit more.

I’d say the best part of this read was probably that you do find yourself laughing quite often even when the story had it’s slower moments. Nothing is really simple in Will’s world as a reader will come to see. Something as simple as a buying a cell phone becomes quite humorous. And then his cell phone has a life of it’s own which was probably one of the most entertaining parts to the story for me.

Overall, definitely an odd story to go with the odd title. Slow starter but it did pick up and go at a lot faster pace.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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