I just purchased “Evertaster” today. What is “Evertaster” you ask? I asked the same question.
The title sounded interesting in itself, so I hopped over to Amazon to take a peek. Hmmm, it’s a middle grade novel. I read books about serial killers and vampires, and I’m forty-one, so why would I be interested in this book? I’ll tell you why. The idea is original. I applaud original. I’ll applaud original all the way to the bookstore to purchase this book, or in this case, to Amazon!
The first few pages show great promise with pace and characterization, and might I mention, chocolate. Oh yes, my favorite food.
Here’s the description on Amazon:
“A legendary taste. Sought after for centuries. Shrouded in secrecy.
When eleven year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother’s casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker who tells them of a legendary recipe called the Gastronomy of Peace — a recipe created hundreds of years ago, shrouded in secrecy, sought after by connoisseurs everywhere and rumored to be so delicious that whoever tastes it will never want to eat anything else again. When they’re forced to flee for their lives, Guster, his clever sister Mariah, and the rest of the Johnsonvilles set out on an adventure that will take them to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves, where they discover that their search is more than just a quest to satisfy Guster’s cravings — it is a quest that could change humanity forever.”
After reading the description, I’m curious about the author. Let me introduce Adam Glendon Sidwell:
“In between books, Adam Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to make monsters, robots and zombies come to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, King Kong, Transformers and Tron. After spending countless hours in front of a keyboard meticulously adjusting tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is delighted at the prospect of modifying his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed adjectives. He’s been eating food since age 7, so feels very qualified to write this book. He once showed a famous movie star where the bathroom was. Adam currently lives in Los Angeles, where he can’t wait to fall into the sea.”
Ok, this guy sounds fun! I’m on board. Hop over to Amazon for the introductory price and read it with me. http://www.amazon.com/Evertaster-Legends-Adam-Glendon-Sidwell/dp/144147384X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339646495&sr=1-1
I’ll be following up with a book review. I hope you’ll join me, and share with your children, grandchildren or any other kiddo that loves great stories.
So, let your inner child out to play, and read “Evertaster”!
Until Next Time…