- Penn Jillette
A police diver finds the body of a former girlfriend called Nell and with the help of Tommy, a hairdresser, tracks down the killer. This tale is told from the point of view of a sock monkey called Dickie who calls the diver The Little Fool.
I really like Penn Jillette. I listened to every Penn Radio show and I’m listening to them again. I was thrilled when Penn went to Revision 3 with an online video show called Penn Point. I love that he’s half of Penn & Teller but I just couldn’t get into this book at all. A few things did start to grate a little by mid-way, the fact that the main character is always called The Little Fool seemed to slow things down, and that more or less every paragraph ended with a lyric from a song. I was constantly taken out of the narrative thread just trying to remember which song the lyric belongs to.
But thanks to the ReadMore app I did finish it, but it did take quite a while. Maybe that’s something that Navel Labs should integrate into their application, when you hit the half way point of the book it asks if you’re really enjoying it enough to want to finish it.