The Trouble with Bricks by Derek Elkins
|September 27, 2012||Posted by Derek Elkins under All Books, All by Elkins, Latest Releases, Latest Releases by Elkins|
- The Trouble with Bricks by Derek Elkins
- Kindle Edition | Smashwords
- ISBN: 9781476055602
- Word Count: 40,651
- Genre: Humor and comedy, fantasy
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Suzie Phipps and her brother Cleotus are in a world of trouble. Actually, they’re in an alternate-reality, Alice-in-Wonderland-on-steroids world of trouble.
The siblings have their lives turned inside out when an overweight fairy appears and shoots them to a different world: a world of underwear trees, rivers of lard, and into the pages of The Trouble with Bricks. Once there, they are befriended by a leprechaun hunter named Frank, a sasquatch named Melvin, and Frank's Colon, an organ with arms, legs and a serious attitude problem.
Suzie and Cleotus learn that the only chance to return to their world is to seek the wisdom of the mysterious and enchanted Mr. Wilson, CPA. The wizardly accountant points the way to a path that is fraught with danger and annoying trials. But behind each obstacle lies the malevolent presence of Bricks, evil jazz player and deranged lunatic. As they progress through this unwholesome and repulsive world, braving the Blue Toupee Forest, triumphing past the Three Trials, eating the famed tacos of Hooja’s Magical Oasis, they get closer and closer to their goal and further from any sense of normalcy.
This parody of fantasy novels is loaded with humor, odd characters and unusual situations that is a mix of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Monty Python.