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Book Review #94: The Gopher King by Gojan Nikolich

Author: Gojan Nikolich

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Comedy

Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

"It would be nice to live two lives, one for practice and the next to finally get things right".

Stan is a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD and he hallucinates so much. He is the only reporter and publisher of the Bull River Falls Beacon-News. When he embarks on a trip against the advice of the doctor he accidentally hits a prairie dog which he takes home and saves its life. He is surprised to know that the prairie dog is actually a talking gopher, his name being Chaz who has the ability to even miniaturize everything including humans.

The author relates the horrors of the Vietnam war to the gopher army's struggle for survival and to regain its homeland. This story is filled with giggles throughout the book. The author has done a great job in depicting the characters and narration the story in a captivating way.

I couldn't keep the book aside even for a minute. Such a captivating story and I loved the talking gopher Chaz. And its no where possible to say this is the debut novel of the author. The language used in simple and easy to grasp.

I liked the book and I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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Disclaimer: I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. The above is my genuine opinion of what I felt after reading the book.