I like DC Pierson. I liked his first book The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To. I dig magical realism. I dig funny stuff. That book was both of those things.
This book was a straight up fantasy novel where the protagonist is in high school. And I do not do fantasy. At all. So it was no surprise that when there were long passages describing other realms and aliens with funny names that my eyes glazed over. That’s not the author’s fault. That’s strictly operator error. I’m sure fantasy nerds were way into it.
It’s a shame, there were some parts that were super funny that took place in the real world. But so much of it was in another land that it didn’t quite grab me. I hope he gets to write a third book, and I hope it’s filled with magical realism.
I’ll be all over it.