Book Review: Doodling by Jonathan Gould

Amazon summary
Semi-finalist in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards – Humor

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 review
Two phrases come to mind when I read this book: “Stop the world. I want to get off,” and “It’s us against the world.” You will never think of those words quite the same way after reading Doodling.

On the surface, Doodling is a humorous, ridiculous story about missing toasters and wayward asteroids, and is completely enjoyable on that level.

Doodling is also a cautionary tale, warning against the danger of moving too fast, doing too much. Gould reminds us that life is always better when it’s taken at a reasonable pace.

Doodling is a semi-finalist in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards. Voting for the semi-finals ends November 20. You can take my word for it that it’s a great book or you can Doodling” target=”_blank”>get your own copy for $0.99 at Amazon or your favorite ebook retailer. (It’s short enough that you can comfortably read it on your computer if you don’t have an ereader.) But vote soon, the semi-finals end Sunday!

About the book
Title: Doodling
Author: Jonathan Gould
Release date: Feb 6, 2011
Where I got the book: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 5 stars