The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn by Christian Knoebel

The other day during the (day of Hell that I mentioned in a post) I was looking for something fun to read and let me tell you, I found it. If you are searching for something short that can fit into your busy schedule but also provide you with plenty of laughs, this is just the thing! May I present to you:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find this book HERE

Charles wants to keep his 13-year-old daughter Lexi happy even if it means taking care of a manipulative, potty mouthed unicorn that continually insults his hospitality, intelligence and manhood. But when it comes to food they have a problem, and Charles finds himself hunting down one of the world’s most expensive ingredients in a crime-ridden neighborhood known for its grisly dealings with outsiders.

Along the way he meets a long lost high school friend with a fast-food job and unusual knowledge of high-end cuisine; a voodoo wielding faith healer and his side-arm carrying bodyguard, a nearsighted stripper with a taste for knives, and her jealous boyfriend who confronts Charles for stealing his girl. Only one of them will walk away.

(This story is not for children.)

Christian Knoebel worked for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as a senior editor, executive producer, editorial page contributor and online manager of New York news and culture. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and kids.–Description from Amazon.com

  • File Size: 201 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Knoebel Digital LLC (February 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BEBHMQY

My thoughts on this book:

So, as a lifelong fantasy lover, I wasn’t sure how much I would appreciate a rude, potty-mouthed unicorn. Turns out, he was absolutely endearing and so was the rest of this short and entertaining book. I laughed from the very beginning of this story until the end. The interactions between the main character and the unicorn are so well written and so funny that you can’t help but chuckle out loud. I did, people stared, I told them to read the book.

I was impressed by both how much of a feel you get for the characters and by the dialogue. For being a short ebook this is something that is unusual. The plot is unique and the demands of the unicorn, although unreasonable, end up teaching a lesson to the characters, so there is a well developed and natural conclusion to this story.

My absolute favorite quote in this book was “And then he said something I can’t repeat here that involved me, a seatless lawn chair and a sock filled with nickels, which I’d like to see him try considering he didn’t have an opposable thumb.”

Really, you should download this book, you won’t regret it.

4 thoughts on “The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn by Christian Knoebel”

  1. This sounds brilliant! I love unicorns (not that I’ve yest met one!) so when I first read this one wasn’t exactly your typical sweet, beautiful, magical, ethereal type unicorn I wasn’t sure…but reading the rest of the review, sounds BRILLIANT! Now I need to sort myself out with an e-reading devise so I can actually read all these great books your recommending!

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  2. I read this book because of this review, and it was brilliant. I did my own review and contacted the author to tell him how great it was. In short, this review and consequently this book have made the past couple days of my life profoundly better. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much, that is exciting news, I am never sure whether my recommendations actually get noticed, it means a lot. I hope your days continue to get better:)

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