Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Universe of Malcolm (Book Review)

Title: The Universe of Malcolm
Author: Blair Palmerlee
Source: From author for review
Publisher: CreateSpace

Amazon Summary: 
Malcolm Thomas is a slightly nerdy high school student from the year 2098. He leads a normal, futuristic life until an accident leaves the galaxies that exist inside his atoms vulnerable to conquest by a power hungry dictator. Realizing, through the disappearance of his hand, that his existence is threatened by this invasion, Malcolm's only chance at survival is to travel inside himself to stop this tiny conqueror. Finding a group of subatomic aliens with the same goal, our hero becomes immersed in an unlikely adventure to save The Universe of Malcolm.

I have read our seen on tv a lot of renditions of children shrinking and entering the human body as I'm sure you have as well. This story however takes a unique twist on this idea. Instead of entering what would appear to be the body as we know it, Malcolm enters the universe that is alive inside his body. There is he entangled in war, prophecies, and destruction, and must find the courage inside himself to save the universe.
Malcolm and the rest of the crew are loveable characters that you can't help but root for on their adventures. There are unexpected turns and twists in the plot that keep you guessing the whole way through. It's imaginative and quirky in the best possible way. It is a fun read and one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to relax with an enjoyable story and fun characters. 

Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. Gotta love a quirky book. Plus it's nice to have characters that you really enjoy spending time with. Great review!