Edger Lives Book Review

Last year, I read and reviewed Edger by David Beem.  At that time, I wanted to see Edger turn into a series--and it looks like I got my wish!   Today, I am sharing my review of Edger Lives!, the second book in the Edger series.   What did I think of Edger Lives?

Edger Lives
by David Beem

About the Book
Our dork of destiny rides again!

Edger is falling for Mary, his bodyguard, kick-ass spy, and cover wife. But she’s so hopelessly out of his league, it’s clear someone’s going to get hurt. Less clear? That someone may be the Prime Minister of Australia!

When Mary confesses her desire to kill the world leader whose assassination Edger’s supposed to prevent, Edger’s superpowers pick the worst time to stop working. Without a fully functional psychic superhero, their team of spies can no longer order him to probe Mary’s mind for ill intent. The stage is set for a confrontation that threatens to strip a defenseless Edger of his loyal protector just when he needs her most.

Return to the Collective Unconscious, this time with Listerine-chugging stoners, Hollyweirdos, commie-alien-kung fu robots, one space gorilla-unicorn, and an exceedingly lovesick Vladimir Putin.

Mind your fingers and toes on page 270. Those skydiving mind-control monkeys have been known to bite!

I received a copy of this book from the author or publisher for use in my review. 
 All opinions are my own.

My Review

Beem brings a humorous twist to another sci-fi / action-adventure tale.  If you read Edger--you know that the author creates characters and situations that combine extreme sarcasm with sometimes just bad, dumb luck.  Edger Lives returns readers to Edger's world as he tries to stay alive and save the world from villains and doom via multiple rounds of misadventures.  Edger Lives brings superhero powers, end-of-the-world destruction, a little romance, light science fiction and loads of off the wall characters, off the cuff sarcasm and one-liners.  Edger encounters some tense moments as he moves through the novel--but, during nearly every serious scene--the characters' thoughts and dialogue lighten the mood with a sarcastic comment or quirky idea that plays off a piece of the scene.    

Edger Lives is another page-turner.  The author creates a very well organized storyline that is fast paced and well executed--but, readers need a slightly guy-like and a science geek / superhero / nerd sense of humor to appreciate it fully.  I loved Edger--the first book in the series--but, as I read through the first few pages of the introduction to Edger Lives--I doubted that the content was going to be my "speed" this time around.  It started a little more geared toward "the guys" than the science nerd / geek-humor fan I had expected.  I shouldn't have worried--though, because once the actual story kicked in--Edger was back with his nonstop wisecracks and the author's previous writing style and humor level returned.  The story moves quickly, and readers do need to read rather closely to catch all of the sarcastic references and jokes.  While there is a lot of "guy-humor" and such--I still found myself giggling along (or eye-rolling along) through the pages.

Would I recommend Edger Lives by David Beem?  I indeed share the author's sense of humor--and I do love this series!  If you enjoy action adventure, science fiction themes and unexpected (unintended) heroes--and love characters who use a lot of sarcasm and humor to make light of the bad things that come along--give the Edger series a chance.  I would recommend reading the first book first.  While the author provides some background on the happenings of the first novel, you will have a greater appreciation for some of the character relationships and understand more of Edger's personality and thought processes if you read the books in order.  If you are easily offended by some foul language or sexual references--this may not be your series--but, this is the perfect book for those of us with the tendency to find something sarcastic or humorous in any (really every) situation.

About the Author

David Beem enjoys superhero movies, taekwondo, and flossing. He lives in Djibouti with his family and crippling self-doubt. Help actualize David’s inner confidence. 

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