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From His Perspective by Lisa Keeble
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction

The book starts out by asking, 'Have you wondered how our World would look from the perspective of one who had a rather large hand in its creation?' My immediate thought was that it would be rather interesting to know. Then, of course, after just a few pages, I was hooked!

The Boss, who was slightly portly which could be in part because of his love of chocolate biscuits, and often with a scowling face, was surprised to find himself in the middle of an explosion. Wanting to know what had happened, he asked his PA, Norbert, and so the story began.

A single biscuit and a slipper seem to be having an effect on some huge black holes, and it looks worrying for a while. Then a little later,there is light because of more biscuit crumbs.

A large team of staff work under The Boss and Norbert, including a chef who does their best to produce dishes such as amoeba soup. But it is a bit hit and miss.

Their factory has all types of creatures, some of whom are scary and very large. But as long as you know where the off button is there is a chance. Despite this, Norbert can easily cause havoc, and The Boss then has to try to make things better again.

Imagine having to get the temperature of snow absolutely correct right from the start of creating it, and knowing how wonderful birds are but being told that they are way too small. It would be easy to give up with all of the challenges which you would face along the way, but The Boss will keep on trying and making things as long as nobody eats his last chocolate biscuit.

Norbert is delighted when he is allowed to make the cavemen, and also give things emotions. But is this a route for disaster?

Looking at areas such as love, difference and balance can have challenges of their own too. As can regulating climate as some of the things they make have difficulty adjusting to it, and others even die.

Watching the humans turns out to be very intriguing at times. Flames, fires and innocent expressions are all part of learning to live together As they go through the Bronze Age more happens and this is when flower prototypes may actually be recalled.

With characters like Dwayne from Dispatch, Kevin, Cookie, Ethel, Dave, Gavin, Jeremy the Auditor, humans and newcomers, Reg, Henry, Stan, Bernard, Cedric and Gerald, life will never be boring.

Reports which make interesting reading, Area 63, Area 44, unprovoked attacks, inventions of numerous kinds, huge feet, numerous other Areas including 22, 23, 24, 26, 64, 87 and 88, missing feet, the Great Depression, viewing platforms and muttering, mood stabalisers, modiications and resets, standard protocols, too much charisma. the man on the moon, a brilliant white rocket, the French Revolution, big hair, fancy clothes and pet sheep, parties, Moses, an angry mob, the American Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, robes which have shrunk in the wash, the First World War, the Digital Revolution, Jammy Dodgers, artificial stuff and immune systems, ways of looking younger and a mutant scone and numerous sweet and unusual things to eat, An accident with a pot of blueberry jelly, giant spiders, sharks, koala bears, a baby bat hanging from its nostrils, kangaroos and ants with teeth take the reader right up to 2019.

This wonderful book is delightfully different. Although it is really comical, it also screams about poignant lessons for us all. So many lessons which we could all benefit from to make the world a greater place in which to live. From His Perspective is wonderfully intriguing and thought provoking. It would make a great present, especially for yourself!

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Reading Progress

December 2, 2019 – Started Reading
December 4, 2019 – Shelved
December 5, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
December 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Lisa Keeble Thanks so much Melanie, your review is really appreciated 😊

Melanie Mole My pleasure. I really enjoyed reading it. Can't wait for the next!

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