Frivolous Pursuits by D.C. Farmer
Wyrmwood Books (ebook), 2015
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review from the author in exchange for a review via Books Go Social.
Darren Trott has a job, a feisty girlfriend (with plans) and a house with potential. Oh yes, he’s living the dream. It just isn’t the dream he applied for.
You see, Darren likes taking photos of plastic models in real world settings. He calls it art. His girlfriend Amanda calls it a frivolous pursuit. She wants him to give it all up and turn his garage studio into a nail bar. Trouble is, his ‘art’ won’t let him. Every time Darren takes a picture, something very peculiar happens. Something amazing, and weird, and genuinely out of this world.
Psychopathic relatives, aboriginal demons, warrior queens, and a Brownie called George (with claws, a pork-pie hat and an attitude bigger than a banker’s wage), all want a piece of Darren. But they’ll have to form an orderly queue because there’s the small matter of an impending apocalypse to sort out first.
SOME PEOPLE HAVE great difficulty remembering what it’s like to be nine.
Frivolous Pursuits is a really enjoyable read. I thought the plot was very original. I had a lot of fun reading the book. I loved the idea of Darren’s special power. This is executed really well. The characters were well-written. Amanda was a horrible person and her family were just as nasty. I loved the fact the author gave then the surname ‘Cray’, a bit tongue-in-cheek. The Cray’s provided an interesting contrast to everything else taking place and some light entertainment. I’d highly recommended Frivolous Pursuits and intend to read more of this series.