01 September 2011

Book Review: Lost at the Con

Lost at the ConLost at the Con by Bryan Young

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cobb is a jerk, a completely unlikeable self-proclaimed asshole, yet he did odd things that kept me guessing about him. Full of priceless scenes and numerous geek-specific references, Bryan Young nonetheless presents a believable 'noob' of the whole sci-fi/fantasy/cosplay convention phenomenon.

Cons (no pun intended) were a few formatting issues when the character submitted his 'reports' and a couple of typos, but nothing to truly jerk one out of the reader experience. The last half somewhat chugs along initially (but you are rewarded with a very fun culmination of a sub-plot) and there are repeated incidences (lines everywhere) but I attribute this to the author's inclination towards thorough environmental description.

A fun ride, even for non-geeks. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book to have you laughing out loud for real. Bryan Young is a very skilled writer with wonderful character development skills, a bonus in my book. I look forward to his future releases.

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