This page is all about the reviews for my novel Alfred Jones and Son, Bros. I am proud to say that the lowest number of stars it has received has been 4 stars.
Coldheart 5.0 out of 5 stars “He spat at the floor, and missed”Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2020 Verified Purchase
This book was as sharp as the author’s name suggests. As sharp in fact, as the device that ended the life of one Edmund Blackadder, the first.
I loved it, dark, cynical, violent, and painfully funny. The characters are amazingly well written, and the relationships between the key players develop beautifully, harking back to the British comedy classics of Del and Rodney from Only Fools And Horses at times, with sibling/parental rivalry and extended relationship difficulties, to that of Blackadder and his many companions. At times this felt like a cross between the early blackadder humour, and the death scene from monty python’s the meaning of life.
The Auditor brings an additional depth to the range of characters, with wonderfully descriptive lines like “he sat at the centre of everything, the centre of a globe that was, literally, astronomically sized”.
Overall, an undoubted immersive 5* read, that I want to be taken through again!
It was good to read a book where the plot slowly builds a fascinating world full of extraordinary 3 dimensional characters. A great tale of blood, gore and humanity. Gut wrenchingly funny on occasions, drily humorous on others. Bob Sharp paints wonderful pictures with words. He makes the unbelievable look ordinary and vice versa. I thoroughly recommend this book.
Reminiscent of Pratchett and Adams, had they written darker, more horror-themed stuff. Absolutely brilliant — I fell in love with it less than two pages in. It’s always a bit of a gamble when picking up an indie book, but, trust me, this one is worth your time!
Everyone should read this book and I’m not just talking out of my neck hole!
One of the best books I’ve read, the opening chapter alone sets it apart from so many other books, with its dark humour, and gloomy atmosphere, introducing you to the business of souls and Satan. It sucks you in and it doesn’t release you until the very last page.
The characters are so well fleshed out you could be forgiven for thinking they’re real.
The author has a fantastic way with words, the blunt, uncompromising use of description and dialogue (Old Alfred in particular is very special) stands out against the philosophical backdrop to the story, which makes for a very interesting read.
I would love to read more from this author.
The intriguing antics of 2 crafty soul snatchers. With plenty of Magical Realism and so many jokes. It’s like if Terry Pratchett wrote a Steptoe and Son story. I love the weird physics and lore of this fantasy world. With lots of new crazy ideas, and all well thought out. All fascinating. By far, the supernatural beings steal the show with their odd idiosyncratic ways. With lots of clever new ways and devices that they use. Alfred’s sloshing brain cracked me up. And all told in a quirky manner. Watch out for the strange effect the author uses in transitions (Did I miss something? Oh no, I see. How clever). Very cool. And then there’s the terrific climax ending. Indeed you get 2 climax endings for the price of one. And that’s some surreal Babyland! This is a tour de force in storytelling. I can’t wait to see it made into a movie. It deserves it.
MJR 5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and full of humor. If you dont laugh or crack a smile, something is wrong with you.Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020
I love paranormal books, the creepy vibes. The mystery. The magic.
But Alfred and Jones and Son, Bros is different. It adds HUMOR to an otherwise grim genre or serious genre.
It was a very pleasant surprise to be caught up with Alfred and Jones and his friends and family on this adventure. It’s a ton of humor, mild romance (very mild and in a fun slow burn sort of way!), and definitely the spooky paranormal vibe. I wont give it away because I think you as a would be reader will find it fun to find out within the first chapter. Lol
This story is full of laughter and wicked behavior. Nothing grotesque but down right naughty. Great read. Not erotica when I say naughty. But good ole mischief.
The character have SO MUCH personality. Especially old grumpy Alfred. He is such a character.
This book is unlike many I have read. I definitely recommend it. Read a few chapters like I did and get hooked by these witty characters and their antics.
Definitely deserves 5 stars.
WOW this book has a little bit of everything in it to please every reader! Humor, romance, paranormal activity, and many many laughs along with some dark wicked behavior! Very strong and brilliant characters..some are alive and some are dead..and some are well VERY PARANORMAL! This a fun and spooky creepshow style read. I would suggest this to anyone who enjoys dark humor, spooky and creepy stories, or just something new and unlike anything else ever written. This author does a great job with painting out the scenes and pictures of this book.