This is apparently my week for finally catching up on a few reviews that have been in the hopper. I really tried to love Love Me. There are a number of genuinely funny bits. But overall, it’s just too much. There’s not enough plot to hold the funny bits together.
“I’ll have the Jesus Fish sandwich,” one diner requests.
“A double-bacon Buddhaburger with cheese,” says another.
“The Muhammad Special,” demands a third. He is served seventy-two french fries cooked in extra-virgin olive oil and four chicken nuggets that he’s not allowed to look at.
Our hero, the smartest and most amazing man in the world, is 243 years old and lives in a castle surrounded by a moat of blood. He is also the loneliest man on Earth, which isn’t surprising, since he even manages to get in a fight with the moon. When I read the blurb, I thought it had the potential to be really interesting, in a John Dies @ the End sort of way, but there’s no plot surrounding the over-the-top parts. Eventually, they stop being funny.
“But enough about me. What about you? Why are you still single?”
I lean back in my chair.
“Me? Well, I’ve spent the last several centuries wandering around and pondering various philosophical queries. I was a hippie for a while. I owned a gym. Helped pioneer Christianity. You know, the usual.”
Fans of over-the-top wackiness may really enjoy this. The Kindle price ($1.99) is certainly reasonable enough to give it a try. If you’re interested and you live in the US, leave me a comment with your email address and I may pass along my copy.
My copy of Love Me was a review copy, provided free of charge.