Rating: 5 stars out of 5
In this riotously funny romantic adventure, Randy and his younger brother, Craig, find themselves in a different universe, on a strange planet, desperately searching for Milo, a handsome stranger in imminent danger, all while being chased by the heavily armed local authorities. And that’s just the start of this epic journey. But what else does fate have in store for our brave heroes? And can one human save two worlds, the handsome alien he’s fallen in love with, his entire family, and a self-aware watch? Read on, dear Earthlings, to find out!
Wow! Another Rob Rosen fantabulous whackadoodle tale! I mean you know that going in…because, hey…it’s Rob Rosen…but that’s exactly why I love to read him. For stories like And God Belched!
And God Belched has Rob Rosen running happily amuck through the science fiction universe, devising his only theories of Creationism and the Origins of the Universe in detail (God belching out the planets and universes, and then the consequences of two of the universes crashing together.
Yep, they meet in the bedroom of a young man named Randy (which also suits his sexual nature), who just so happen to live in a unique house on the top of a hill that’s now having earthquakes. Then Randy spies a reflection in his bathroom mirror. The reflection looks like him, only the eyes are blue and his are brown. Huh. Not him. It take younger genius brother Craig to give Randy the answers to his questions and the ability to talk to Milo, the stranger in the mirror.
Before I knew it I was sucked into Rosen’s stranger and wonderful world where there are portals in bathrooms, universes connect through waterfalls, and a watch named Tag becomes someone you care about as much as anyone else in the storyline.
I give up really trying to tell you all what’s going to happen here, other than saying it’s a exhilarating, crazy, did they really just stop and have sex in the middle of the action, why yes they did, hilarious science fiction story. There’s some poignancy, because Rosen also roles that way but mostly statements on governments, boredom, genetics, and the future of the human race. Oh yes, and paste vs fruits. Had to throw that in there too.
When it’s all over, I finish the story smiling, having thoroughly enjoyed myself after falling in love with his characters and been deeply immersed in this world or worlds of his where any goes and often does. This is exactly why I read Rob Rosen and will continue to do so. Have you found him yet? No? Well, start here. I highly recommend it!
Cover art is perfect for this story. Love it!
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published January 26th 2018 by MLR Press (first published January 2018)