The Belch Park Field Trip
IT’S A JUNGLE IN THERE! Henry Williams has never been a leader. Or stood up to the bullies. Or kissed the girl of his dreams. In fact, he’s never stood out from the school crowd. Mind you, he’s only twelve years-old. And a foot shorter than his classmates. All that will change today, though. The school inspectors are visiting Chrome Junction Academy. The principal needs to get rid of the cream of the cr@p! He would have preferred to send them to another galaxy far, far away… Instead, the obnoxious, high-on-energy-drinks brats are off to… BELCH PARK! Roller coasters! Mega-drop towers! Ghost trains! Ferris wheels! Bumper cars! No end of opportunities for fun, thrills and spills! The perfect place to run rampant and enjoy themselves… But wait! South London’s notorious Our Lady of Sacrifice Roman Catholic school is also there. They’re Chrome Junction Academy’s natural enemy. Oh bugger… NOW IT’S WAR! Limbs will break… Dares will result in irreparable damage… The innocent will be caught in the crossfire… Even the park may not survive Henry’s destiny awaits… Chrome Junction Academy’s underdog must step up… and grow a pair. He’ll have to ensure the safety of his friends. Fend off the bigger, badder kids. …and get them out of Belch Park in one piece!
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Now, I am going to be very honest and state that many people will hate this book. I took up blogging again recently in order to push myself out of my comfort zone with reading, and to give back to authors. When I first heard about this book, my initial answer was no to blogging, but I decided to give it a go.
I’m glad I did. It is offensive, bawdy, rude and very very funny. I love toilet humour and shocks, and this book is best described as a hybrid cross over of Viz, Family Guy and Final Destination. It’s deliciously naughty, so if you have a sense of humour that suits this type of book, you will love it. There is a social commentary running through the book which I also found very amusing and engaging. Hats off to the author for just writing what the hell he wants to, and it seems like he had a lot of fun doing it. Once I got over my initial shock, and just decided to enjoy the book, I did too. I also may never go to a theme park again.
In light of this, and the rather excellent cover, which offers a good bright glimpse of what’s in this story, I give it 4.5 stars. I think we all know at least someone who would get a kick out of this book.
About Andrew Mackay
Some authors are afraid to cross the line. Me? Oh, I’m glad you asked! I make “the line” my starting point… My brand is satire. I hop between genres like madman on crack because my razor-sharp literary knife is hungry for political and social commentary. One genre just can’t cut it (if you’ll forgive the pun.) I’m obsessed, I tell you! I write straight-up humor and farce, horror, crime, romance… all under the banner of satire. My novels often contain a ruthless commentary on society, delving into the darker machinations of modern life. They can be uproarious, funny, outrageous and shocking. Make no mistake, though. They are this way for a reason, and always come equipped with a sense of humanity and wit. My influences include John Cleese, Tom Sharpe, Kurt Vonnegut, James Patterson, Hunter S Thompson, Douglas Adams, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Michael Frayn, Chris Morris, Jerry Sadowitz, Christopher Hitchins, Bill Maher, George Carlin, Jordan Peterson, Pat Condell, and writer/director Larry Cohen. My obsessions include (and are essentially limited to) obscene amounts of: smoking, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, sex, debating, daydreaming and writing about himself in the third person.
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