My copy of this book came with an inscription from the author that reads, “Be irrational!”, and oh how appropriate! The Square Root of Texas is a delightfully quirky book with so much humor and Texas spirit! QED Morningwood is a teller of tall tales, which gets him into all sorts of trouble! This book has explosions, car chases, fun humor, and absurdist elements! It reads like an action movie from the shadow NRA to FBI agents, and all sorts of hijinks!
My favorite elements to this book were the names of all of the characters and the footnotes on several pages. The names are just incredibly zany- QED Morningwood, Frivolous, Young Kid, Cotton Widdershins, various FBI and other governmental agents, Russian agents, and so many more! The footnotes added even more humor to the narrative here! One of the best was the description of Texas temperatures, in which the author describes the temperature ranges in Texas with the highest being described as, go ahead and sin all you want because you have already arrived in Hell!
I loved the pacing of this book, I didn’t put it down from the moment I picked it up! It’s about 180 or so pages and is bound with a very fun cover! I felt the narrative really captured the spirit of Texas, but also gave me a good laugh at so many points in the book! The characters are well developed and sharply defined. This isn’t exactly a pulpy novel, but I would certainly say it is a humorous, absurdist, even satirical work of fiction that is perfect for adult readers who want a laugh, and how I needed a laugh this week!
I love getting to review works by independent authors and this is certainly a gem of a novel! I hope to return to the world of QED Morningwood in the future and I will be on the lookout for new works by this author!
Thank you to Rob Witherspoon, author of the book, and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for having me along on this tour!
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