Book of the Week: “The Awesome.”

Never discount the power of pimping out your book on Twitter: author Eva Darrows did so with (I think) her first novel The Awesome, I read it, and I enjoyed it. Basic premise: …think “Larry Correia writes a teen romance coming-of-age novel*” and you won’t be too far off. Admittedly, Correia probably has a much more jaundiced opinion of how well the federal government would do with an official agency that handles monsters than Darrow does, but I was still entertained by the book.

Anyway, Darrows has a pretty good handle on just how weird it’d be to be a monster-hunter, especially if you’re born into the business. Well worth the Kindle price. Just, ah, don’t read this at work. Or let your kids under 15 read it. After all, when all is said and done the novel’s ostensibly about a teenage monster-hunter setting out to lose her virginity so that she can get her journeyman’s monster-hunting certification. …It’s an interesting book, really.

And so, adieu to The Illustrated Man.

Moe Lane

*I almost wrote ‘Larry Correia meets Judy Blume,” only I’ve never actually read any Judy Blume.