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Finders Keepers Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway


By on 1/14/2019 10:07:00 AM

This morning, we have a science fiction novel up for review! What did I think if Finders Keepers:  The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro?  Check out my thoughts & enter the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!


Book Title: Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro
Category: Adult Fiction, 310 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Publisher: Crazy 8 Press
Release date: October 17, 2018


About the Book

In the spirit of The Good Place, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, author Russ Colchamiro has gone back to the future to deliver his wildest, funniest novel yet--the updated Sci-Fi/Fantasy tale Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition.

When a jar containing the Universe's DNA falls from Eternity, bumbling backpackers Jason and Theo find their loyalties--and sanity!--put to the test. Unaware that a motley crew from another realm is chasing them across the globe to retrieve that radioactive vessel, these intrepid new friends are forced to contend with passion, responsibility, and their own mortality--and the fate of the Solar System, which hangs in the balance.

Traversing Europe, New Zealand, and the backbone of Eternity, Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition ultimately asks one simple question: Is the life you're living the life you actually want . . . or does the Universe have more to offer than you can possibly imagine?

My Review

Give the Book a Little Time.  It took me a few starts and re-starts to get into this book. From the cover, I think I thought it was more of a young adult/teen read--but, it isn't (in some ways).  Initially, I thought the book was going to be more science fiction themed--but, really, it is more of an adolescent comedic adventure with a fantasy setting mixing in.    I started reading and stopped reading more than a few times before I pushed through the first few chapters and caught interest in the characters and the storyline. 

Expect to Like the Main Characters in Finders Keepers.  The author throws together a unique blend of characters in this story.  While they may seem a little lost (or self centered or bumbling)--they do offer readers a fun mix of personalities that you really can't help but like and root for as the story picks up steam. 

Would I recommend Finders Keepers?  Readers will not find a lot of heavily involved science fiction--more of a science based fantasy adventure in this book.  The author creates his story with a large cast of characters and tells the story from different points of view--in different settings--and this can be a bit confusing until you are able to sort everyone (and every location and time) into its place.  The book was entertaining--and I did enjoy the characters and their interactions.  I am not a huge fan of Bill and Ted style comedy--so, I didn't love the book as much as a fan of that style of humor may.  Having said that, the characters made me smile and I looked forward to following their adventures through to the end of the book.  


To read more reviews, please visit Russ Colchamiro's page on iRead Book Tours.


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Meet the Author:

Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space opera, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and crazy dog, Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself.

Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, Altered States of the Union, Camelot 13, TV Gods 2, They Keep Killing Glenn, and Brave New Girls. Russ is repped by The Zack Company.

Connect with Russ: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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2 comments :

  1. I like the cover. This looks like a fun book for kids. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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