Mr. Bubbles and the Mystery of the Mayan Temple by Chris W. Sears, 58 pages, Fireplace Press, April 22nd, 2017, Genre: Science Fiction Humor. Warning: May Contain Spoilers.
Review by Leigh Holland.
Warning: If you’re looking for a mature, master work of literature, this book is not that. Mr. Bubbles and the Mystery of the Mayan Temple is an opportunity to let your hair down, lean back, throw back some pixie stix, and enjoy the laughs you’re about to experience. Take a break from being an adult and have a little fun with this .99 cent adventure.
The characters are ridiculous. The premise is ludicrous. The plot? Hilarious. Grady is a human pilot in need of money. Mr. Bubbles is a chimpanzee turned super genius by a lab experiment. By the end of this tale, they’re best buddies for life. Bubbles- I mean, Mr. Bubbles- hires Grady to fly and escort him through the jungle to a Mayan temple to find a missing link between ancient Mayan culture and modern medicine, an artifact he promises to share with Grady. They encounter problems with the natives and an enemy- a villain who thinks he knows everything and is a super genius. However, he is really just a clumsy bag of hot air. As the stakes are raised on their journey, they have to combine Grady’s skills and Mr. Bubbles’ brains to survive and be successful in their mission.
When I sat down to read this book, I thought, “Oh, boy, what will this be? Monkeys?” But I’m glad I read it. It was a short but fun read. I was sad there wasn’t more. If you want pure silly entertainment over a lunch break, this is the book for you.
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