Charlotte, NC, September 24, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Left Hand Press announces the first independent review for Twinklespunk by Front Street Reviews, reproduced below. Twinklespunk, by award-winning writer H.E. Christian, has received critical acclaim from readers and reviewers, shooting its way to Amazon's top 100 within weeks of its debut and earning five stars from every reader. H.E. Christian is a Colorado native currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Twinklespunk follows the adventures of Twinkle through Colorado's rocky future.
News Organizations: Review copies of Twinklespunk is available through the publisher by contacting Noah Christian.
Start of Front Street Review:
Twinklespunk is a delicious treat wrapped within the pages of a book. It is a fantasy, no it is a futuristic glimpse of life in Colorado, no it is a mystery/adventure/ thriller set in the future, oh drat- it is just plain a blast.
Twinkle is having a bad time of it. She has lost her job and someone blew up her apartment so she is jobless and moneyless. It really wasn't fair, she never meant to upset anyone. Then she gets convinced to help a homeless woman find her sister. This begins a traveling romp, involving cannibals, hippies, a truck with a big revolving teddy bear on top and political candidates. It is no wonder Twinkle stays a bit cranky most of the book. Anyone would be. People trying to kill her does not improve her mood in the least. Even sexy Jude can not make her lose her basic attitude issues. What is a girl to do. Twinkle must figure out what is going on before it is too late for her and her friends.
The story does hold its own as an adventure thriller but it is the imagination, creativity and strong writing skills of Christian that set it apart. The laugh out loud humor of the situations, the ability to make the reader go "huh?" and still keep reading is unusual. The absurdity of the setting, a future world that does not bode well for humanity, gives the plot its twists and turns. The author created a strong setting, then stretches and bends it into a place and time that almost make sense. There is enough of the familiar to make the bizarre real.
The characters give the book its sparkle (or should it be its twinkle?) Each one is an oddball who adds their own unconventional touch to the plot. The mysterious Katherine, the cantankerous heroine Twinkle, annoying Arielle and the luscious Jude and Ransom are all well defined and detailed. Add in the bad guys for danger and suspense and it is a full cast of campy citizens.
This book is half slap stick, half thriller. It is a riotous ride into the future, a ride everyone should take. Students of literature will appreciate the well developed plot, detailed characterizations and tight writing style. Students of just plain fun to read books will enjoy the laugh out loud humor, fun plot and suspense of this delectable entertainment. Twinklespunk is an unrestrained frolic, fun fiction at its finest. It is a joy to read a book that seems to have been as much fun to write as it is to read.
Twinklespunk by H.E. Christian ISBN 978-0-9790693-0-7, $11.95 retail paperback. Author website at www.twinklespunk.com