#BookReview – BOB by Tegon Maus
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
It’s been quite a few years since I read a sci-fi novel and I was looking forward to getting my extra-terrestrial teeth into reading Tegon Maus’s, BOB.
We are introduced to main character and journalist, Peter Anderson as he is bundled into a car with a large Russian called Bob. You get a good sense of Peter’s angst at being driven around town at high speed by this unusual character. Maus opts to write Bob’s dialogue with a Russian accent. In my head, I was rolling over the speech as if I was a member of the KGB. After a while, it did start to slow my reading down as I tried to ‘get into character’. Fortunately, Bob is a fun chap to read about, although he remains a mystery for the most part. I did begin to chuckle at the ‘Bob have cousin’ line.
Any sci-fi fan holds out hope that aliens are real, and Maus uses this to great effect in his book by portraying the other-worldly visitors as ‘human-like’. Emma is a complex character who finds a place in Peter’s heart, but is this the real thing or just an illusion?
The storyline is quite complex but full of action, humour, government conspiracies, and suspense. I had to re-read a couple of sections as I did get lost occasionally.
All in all, Bob was an enjoyable read.
I received an copy of BOB in exchange for an honest review via Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT
After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson’s career is slipping away, at least it was, until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes upon a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement.
After helping her to escape, she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers.
The only thing he knows for certain . . . the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide . . . “IS BELT.”
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