‘Quest for the Holey Snail’ – Reviews

Below are some of the comments I’ve received so far from critics and readers about Quest for the Holey Snail:

WHAT REVIEWERS AND OTHER AUTHORS HAVE SAID:

‘Fans of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy will enjoy Quest for the Holey Snail… Narrated in a style that elicits chuckles at first, that quickly morph into guffaws.’ – Awesome Indies

‘What a treat! Humor, mystery and pure zaniness fill the pages… In the end, author Rob Johnson ties all the storylines together for a fun and satisfying read. There are also wonderful illustrations throughout the book which add to the humor and story. I’m off now to read Rob Johnson’s “Lifting the Lid” series (right after I purchase a handy-dandy, lifesaving Swiss Army knife).’ – Lance Carney (Author of Ripped Tide and No Egrets)

WHAT READERS HAVE SAID:

‘Truly a masterpiece of the age, my good man. Bloody funny, what. Totally inspired comedy of which I thought the characters were great fun from beginning to end… You’ve got yourself a new fan.’ – Julian Jessopp (via website mail)

‘A very innovative, and completely hilarious, off the wall, time-travel comedy. The book is cleverly written with amusing digressions to complement the plot… The comedy is fast paced and often very silly, which had me laughing out loud. This and the twisting, turning storyline made it a real pleasure to read. I’d recommend it to anyone with a Pythonesque sense of humour and a love of the ridiculous.’ – Patrick

‘This is a great read for anyone who yearns for an altogether novel approach to tongue-in-cheek crime writing, whilst reacquainting themselves with hilarious situations and events from history… the discovery of America is an absolute hoot. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book.’ – rod

‘There are sci-fi spoof elements, nods to Pythons, Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut as well as classical references, all painted from a surreal pallet with the boldest of brush strokes. There is plenty to keep you wondering “so what happens next” and some pointed satire which checks the reader, from time to time, with a more serious thought between the giggles.’ – EricB

‘It’s silly and funny. A relaxing, easygoing read. I enjoyed it.’ – Neill Laplain

‘Very funny. Well this is as near to Robert Rankin as I think I’ve ever read without it being the man himself. Insane plot, mad characters, old repeated jokes and lots of random stuff. Don’t expect it to make much sense, just go with the flow and enjoy the (time travelling) ride.’ – LG

‘Just finished Holey Snail. Left you a 5* review on Amazon and bought both other books. Are you Robert Rankin?? Brilliant!’ – @WillardPike (via Twitter)

‘Echoes of some Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. Very silly, lots of fun. Enjoyed reading.’ – Captain Howdee

‘I loved reading this book – couldn’t put it down! It’s been a long time since a book has had me laughing out loud but this one did! I think it takes a skilled writer to be able to convey comedic situations with words alone that can conjure up in the mind’s eye the hilarity intended… Very surreal but brilliant! I would recommend this book if you like a bit of time travel escapism and want a good laugh in the process – big thumbs up!’ – Jayne Miller

‘The writing in Quest for the Holy Snail shows the author is a talented wordsmith with a penchant for Monty Python-esque humor… Overall, the writing is excellent.’ – Lynne Hinkey

‘Epic advnture… Really great read, very funny, with great imagination. Would recommend to anyone.’ – madpinkdog

‘One of the funniest books I’ve read in ages. Douglas Adams meets Monty Python meets Robert Rankin. As a big fan of wacky humor and fast-paced adventure, I loved it. Some great illustrations too. Highly recommended.’ – trucker

‘Very entertaining… The puns are witty, the characters quirky and the book is hard to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and would buy more books by Rob Johnson!’ – Anon

‘Light entertainment read. Clever at times…Very amusing.’ – DWL1

‘Five stars.’ – Amazon Customer mick

‘A wild ride through time and mythology. Finicky time machines, mythological characters come to life, bumbling policemen, and an order of monks dedicated to murdering septuagenarians, makes for a delightfully insane ride in this brilliant farce.’ – Joseph Ferguson

‘Five stars. Brilliant.’ – Amazon Customer

‘Great fun. I really enjoyed this book. Quirky enough to surprise and coherent enough to sustain interest. I enjoyed the snack guzzling policeman character very much. If you fancy some surreal escapism this will be perfect for you.’ – Amazon Customer

‘Huge fun. This book is simply great fun. A whacky and imaginative story told in great style and with wonderful humour. A very happy read indeed.’ – Amazon Customer

‘Most impressed. Very funny author.’ – Hugh Pirrie

‘It’s a good’un. Loved it. Laugh out loud. Loved the storyline.’ – Teresa

‘Laughed out loud till my scrotum split. Pratchett, Python, Pythagoras, Hancock, Milligan. Mix ’em up and you end up with a Johnson and a soupçon of Fawlty.’ – Spineman

‘Funny from start to finish. Loved this. The humour was spot on, the story excellent, and the characters stupidly believable… Even the characters’ names made me laugh. This is just the sort of funny stuff that I love to read and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Right up my alley, and I can’t say any more without giving stuff away. Do yourself a a favour and read it.’ – Tony Lewis

‘He’s like a slightly weirder Pratchett. Looking forward to more from this gentleman.’ – Neil Constantine

‘Good fun. A nice comedy fiction story with some fun characters and an interesting plot. Would definitely read more books by this author.’ – Dave Satan

‘Utterly bonkers, thoroughly enjoyable… A very similar feel to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and is quite Monty Python… Jolly good fun.’ – A d’Angeles

‘They don’t get more bonkers than this! A fun-filled, nonsense fuelled ride! It’s just a fantastic romp from start to finish… Feeling a bit down? Buy this and set your mind free! I seldom laugh out loud while reading a book, but some of the stuff in there truly had me guffawing.’ – corsario

Click here for details and where to buy Quest for the Holey Snail.

Click here to read the opening chapters.

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