July 14, 2018

#BookReview of The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus

The Gift of the Quoxxel
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Voyage Imaginaires
Recommended Age: Young Adult
About the Book: King Norr was not content. He longed to know the world beyond his tiny, island 
kingdom of Nibb. The Nibbians, however, were not a seafaring people and had no desire to travel elsewhere. Why bother, they said. What could be as perfect as Nibb? 

Even so, Norr watched foreign ships come and go. They approached, hesitated, then sailed away without ever coming ashore. Why was that? 

And that wasn't the only mystery. 

Who was the prankster who had set the palace afloat? 

Was there a sea monster skulking the waters along shore? 

Who was the little girl who sang but would not speak? 

Had the Minister of Science been eaten by migrating drumbkins? 

This was not the average Nibbian day. King Norr was unprepared and only hoped to get through it with as few "haddocks" as possible. 

Set sail on this armchair adventure of wit and riddle. It's an imaginative voyage to 
the Isle of Nibb whose only flaw is being a little too perfect -- or, at least, it was 
until today.

About the Author: 
The Gift of the Quoxxel is Richard's debut novel. Life experience includes art direction, free lance illustration, military service, verb conjugating, oil painting and an adequate meatloaf. Other writings include song lyrics and multiple greeting cards. As yet, no one has pressed charges.

A Michigan native and parochial school survivor, he currently lives with wife Marina close to, but far enough away from New York City. Someday he hopes to figure out how-in-the-heck he got there.

Do I Recommend this book? Not really.

Notes and Opinions: This book was pretty funny...but that's all it had going for it. I couldn't tell where the story was going so it was hard to follow along. It was well written, it just needs be a bit more...grounded? It was really all over the place.


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