Title: The Children of Little Thwopping
Author: Oli Jacobs
Page Count/Review Word Count: 160
This book was a riot, although it’s also not for the easily offended. It follows a bunch of debaucherous young gentlemen in 1950s England when for some reason, everybody’s wives all become pregnant and the babies turn out to be aliens with laser beams for eyes.
It’s not necessarily the most realistic of books, but it is pretty entertaining and it reminded me of a sort of comedy horror take on something like The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. I also think it was just the right length, because it would have been easy to make it double the length and to dilute it. I think that the story line could have stretched and so could the humour, but with the two of them together, I thought it was just right.