Reviews

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Here are some amazon reviews…

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.


fantastic read well written and very funny got a bit of every thing in it from comedy/horror/gore/romance and maybe just a touch of steven hawkins/brian cox would not like to meet old alfred on a dark night or in daylight for that matter bob paints an amazing picture with his narrative very much looking forward to the sequel


A fantastical tale, well told, the narrative unfolds at pace ….dry humour and well observed, richly imaginative imagery support the deftly drawn characters which have great presence, both grisly & engaging, an immersive reading experience which would I think actually make a great film ! But in the meantime I look forward to the sequel. Very strong first novel !


Some more recent from amazon US and UK

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!


Old Alfred, what can I say? I hope I never get an itchy brain! What a relief to read something so original. It’s dark and creepy, it’s humorous and gross, it’s romantic and sweet.  And it’s amazing that anyone can bring all these elements together to create something that is refreshingly entertaining in these times of overused plots and character traits. Not only is the main plot unique within its genre, but in the world of fiction. It keeps you reading just for the pure delight of experiencing where the author takes you. I enjoyed the author’s style and I would love to see this author build another world of fascination to delve into. Book 2 please!


I loved this story. It was unique in that it was a mix of horror/humor/romance. Sounds impossible crazy but it worked! It all came together to make one very exceptional story that kept me either chuckling or cringing to the end. Very well thought out plot and a nice flow with realistic characters that I loved. The auditor was my favorite, but I couldn’t help but fall in love with one quiet character in the end. More please!


This book delivered as I love dark Blackadder-esque humour, a touch of the macabre, and murder! It caught me by surprise and made me laugh in ways I hadn’t expected. From flying spirits to headless apparitions, the character descriptions are quirky and thus memorable. The story evolved at a good pace, and Sharp paints terrific pictures with his prose. You don’t have to wonder what he means; everything is so vivid and clear! At no point did I want to put this one down! Nor should you!


There must be so many writers who are hidden away but incredibly good….and so many self published indie books that just need to be read. This is definitely one of them. It’s a gem of a book. Original and funny. Charming in fact.
I can see it as a 6 part comedy series on the BBC…..so if you know any tv execs, tell them about this as too many quality books go unread.
I loved it so much on kindle that I am going to order a paperback copy.


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 soulsnatchers. 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.

3 Comments

  1. An excellent roller coaster of a novel. Well drawn characters and an expansive background of time and space combine to produce a rip roaring tale from beginning to end. No one can be quite sure where one thing begins and another ends. The joy of this book is the journey to resolve just that.
    The descriptive passage of Old Alfred driving the caravan at high speed through the forest at night is brilliant. With many colourful characters, some alive, some dead and some in between, this novel holds your attention until the very end – or is that the beginning?

  2. A great find! This was totally up my street. I really liked the concept of this storyline, the quirky relationships between the characters was well portrayed, the dark humour was on point, the unlikely love story was sweet. This book had a bit of everything for me. And my favourite character was definitely the Auditor …..but you’ll just have to read it yourself to find out why 😁

  3. It’s always a risk taking a punt on an unknown author – you never know what your going to get, and to be fair most of the time you know you’ve made a mistake by the end of the first chapter..

    Not with this book! For me, the pages flew past in a blur and I bashed through the book over a few nights. It weaves the story through the ages, an epic tale with good humour (lots of laugh out loud moments) and nice touch of the macabre.

    I’d like to have seen the first chapter of the next book tagged on to the end ( because I want the next instalment now!) apart from that, an excellent start to a promising career.

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