Saturday, February 8, 2014

ReView, Excerpt, and Q/A for ISLAND OF THE GAWKER by Pat Hatt

Our heroes are swept away to some weird bay. There are glowy eyed freaks galore and plenty of crazies at this shore.

From The Gawker to Drazin the third person talker to an R and Petsy with her zoo and food bar, all make for quite the tale. Some cavemen toilet throne rulers even throw us in jail.

All Pat, Miss Priss and the Cat want is to get back to their shack. But will they survive The Gawker's soul sucking gawk attack? Find out with another tale from Pat Hatt which also features plenty of people from around the blogland mat.

This book will ultimately blog your mind!  I was absolutely shocked at how clever this book turns out to be once you start reading it.  Talk about having some real skill for creativity and humour.  

I am not even sure I can fully describe what goes on in this book.  Half the time you're just baffled at the plot of the story and the way it's put together.  The other half of the time, I think was pulling at many subtextual metaphors.  

To help with this review, it's best to read the quick Q/A from the author, and the excerpt from the book.  I absolutely loved this book.  I loved the creativity in this book.  It's pretty inspiring.  I love that there's so much to learn from all the things that hide behind the text and the plot.

Q&A with Pat Hatt

Q: What inspired you to write the book?
Pat Hatt: My blog, It's Rhym Time, was the inspiration for Island of the Gawker.  Each character, besides the third person talking Duke Drazin, is a character based off a follower on my blog.  They each get nicknames from te cat and then I jut incorporated that into the story.  Then I just let it flow and out it comes.

Q: What do you hope readers can get from the book?
Pat Hatt: Just that they have a little fun from the book, as it is completely off the charts crazy and rhymes all the way through, so maybe rhyming lesson could come due.

Q: Did you have a specific audience in mind? 
Pat Hatt: Unlike my kids books or other other novels, nope.  This one just caters to all who wants to raed it I think. 

Q: What's your favorite part in the book and why?
Pat Hatt: Favorite part has to be the end battle where everything comes to a head, just because I got to work in as many of the characters I wanted. 

Q: What do you want the readers to give you feedback on from reading the book?
Pat Hatt: Feedback wise hmm each has their own voice really, so whatever they thought of it, good or bad, I guess say let the feedback glow.

Excerpt from the First Page:
Pat just got home to our little dome and as with any other night we greeted him on sight.  But as Miss Priss and I came to the door we heard a familiar roar.  Actually it was more like a chant by that stupid Merlin, who I would like to squash like an ant.  If you recall he sent us away from our hall, back for dVerse's opening festivities.  I so hoped we were done with his extra curricular activities.  But as soon as we began to glow i knew we were leaving the safety of our show.

"You three have been getting slack.  So it's time you get the magic back.  Good luck! And just for fun I've brought forth that wacky duck."

Merlin stood before us with a smile and then disappeared as we saw something vile.  That bald headed buffoon was standing before us like a loon.  Drazin actually looked like a loon too as he stood on the beach enjoying the view.  Yea, we were on some strange island like Lost and somehow I knew this adventure was going to exhaust.  But the only way home was to play Merlin's game, so we decided to talk to one of oh so godly fame.

"Drazin was enjoying Drazin's self until you fleabags showed up.  You even brough that pesky human sidekick along."

'I will smite you demon."

"And Drazin can see once more he has voices going through his head."

Thoroughly Enjoyed it!

Genre: Fiction
Format: ebook
Length: 63 pages
Publisher: -----
First Published: 2012
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