Title: The Super Spud Trilogy
Author: Michael Diack
Goodreads Summary: Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that’s not all – A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You’ll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original.
The Super Spud Trilogy has to be one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. I’m not really a big fan of comedy in books. I love it when books I’m reading have funny elements, but for some reason, books that are only categorised under ‘comedy’ do not appeal to me. However, I was so intrigued by the description of The Super Spud Trilogy that I picked it up anyway and I hoped my love of potatoes would carry me through it.
I experienced many laugh-out-loud moments whilst reading this. The spuds go off and have so many adventures in the strangest places and the story is just continuous action and humour. I must commend the author for his brilliant imagination because he has created such a strange and unique world that no one else could’ve possibly thought of.
The Super Spud Trilogy is completely bizarre and you never know what’s coming next which keeps you turning pages like crazy. This is a really well written book that’s easy to read. It’s the sort of book that you could easily flip through in one sitting, but if you need to put it down, you’d be able to pick up again right where you left off.
There’s not much point in getting attached to characters in this book because most of them aren’t around for very long. It can be a little tiring trying to keep up with who’s who and what they’re doing because there are just so many different flavours of crisps and characters to keep track of, but I suppose that’s all part of the fun. Imagine Game of Thrones for potatoes.
Whilst this book may seem like a bundle of laughs, not all of the plot strands are happy and frivolous. They are some pretty shocking and heartbreaking ends to some of the spuds and underlying the story of potatoes galavanting across the globe there is also the tale of love and friendship which is a nice touch.
This book is, without a doubt, one of a kind. I’ve never seen or heard of a book like The Super Spud Trilogy before so if you’re looking for a funny and refreshing read then this is the book for you. The story may sound like the strangest thing ever, but that’s because it is – in a good way. I’d recommend this to anyone who’s up for a good, hard laugh.
Many thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy!