The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep: A NovelThe Big Sheep: A Novel by Robert Kroese
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud and startled my husband while reading this book. This book went above any expectation I had for the dystopic sci-fi genre. I described it to my husband as Sherlock Holmes (the movie) mixed with Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy with some CSI thrown in to make it modern.

However, it isn’t quite imitation Sherlock. The main detective, Keane, (Phenomenological Inquisitor) stands apart on his own merits as does the equivalent Watson, or Fowler, in this story. I loved the banter between the two from the get-go.

I don’t think I could rave about this book enough. I haven’t read a comedy quite like this before. Much of the humor was built into the plot so when the punch line was delivered, it was all the more impacting.

I thought I had figured out the mystery only to be mis-led and proven wonderfully wrong over and over. It was just…amazingly complex yet easy to follow, which was in ways-disturbing.

Witty, eccentric, and sometimes concerning-the characters are well created and are easy to love/hate. I am definitely waiting on the sequel to this book.

P.S. Robert Kroese, logic kryptonite is now a part of sarcasm arsenal.

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