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Preview — Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro
Finders Keepers: A Novel (Finders Keepers #1)
Caught in the netherworld between college and a career, novice backpacker Jason Medley and adventuresome Theo Barnes stumble through this novel filled with European hash bars and hangovers, religious zealots and stalkers, saucy girls and overnight trainsall under the looming specter of adult responsibility. But when a jar of the universe’s DNA accidentally drops to Earth f...more
This book has its ups and downs, but ultimately it's a fascinating fantasy take with some well-developed, nuanced, interesting characters. Surprising for a book of the sci-fi/comedy genre, where it's usually more plot than character and more laughs than story.
The humor of the story is not my sort, and the philosophy underlying the story, as well as much of the slang language choices, is just plain ga ...more
The core of the story, and arguably its most effective part, is the bromance between twentysomethings Jason and Theo as they traipse around Europe. ...more
Finders Keepers is a humorous science fiction about god and backpacking in Europe. Not so much about god as about the people he has working for him creating the universe. Donald and Danielle steal some time from making the Milky Way to make love on the newly created earth. Unfortunately they lose a jar of cosmic building material too.
This Jar is the focal point for the two storylines that follow. One continues with Eternity and the stressful and oh so hum ...more
In the spirit of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'Finders Keepers' is a raunchy rollicking adventure spanning all of 'Eternity' -- and earth! The story is absurdist fun yet oddly compelling. Wildly humorous yet with a healthy dose of strange drama, so much so that it was actually difficult to put down. I wanted to see where the weird and wonderfully drawn characters ended up or did next...
I can understand why the author has difficulty classifying his works because despite trying ...more
The four main threads of the book follow Donald, Jason, Emma and Theo- not necessarily in that order (or, always, with those names)- as the jar proceeds to act as a verb and jar them into and out ...more
I highly recommend reading "Finders Keepers"- this book is wel ...more
Jason Medley just wants to get to Rome and decide where to backpack to next except he has about has much common sense as my cat. Theo Barnes is a bloke in New ...more
For fans of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore, and Josh Whedon.
Russ lives in West Orange, NJ, with his wife, two children, and crazy dog, Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself. Russ ...more