Storm, Matthew. Interesting Times.

np: Cranberry Lane Press, 2013.

Oliver Jones is a financial analyst for a small San Francisco hedge fund and his life is a succession of gray, dull days. He has acquaintancances but no friends, no love life, no hobbies. He doesn’t even dream.

That all changes, though, when he meets a talking cat — which it turns out he’s responsible for. And then something that looks human but obviously isn’t tries to kill him. And then he’s rescued by an ancient ten-year-girl, an ex-cop from Honolulu who may be a werewolf but bakes great muffins, and a rather pushy young woman who can hit really hard. And then there are the lizards. Oliver’s life isn’t going to be dull any longer.

I’ve never heard of Storm (if that’s his real name), but he seems to have a dozen or so books out, from mysteries and spy thrillers to children’s fantasies. This is not great literature but it’s a lot of fun of the “secret history” variety. The humor is droll and deadpan, and the cat has some of the best lines. What’s more, this is the first in a trilogy. (I found this one at Kindle Unlimited, by the way.)

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