A Beginners Guide to Invading Earth ****
By Gerhard Gehrke

Jeff is unaware that he has been chosen as Earth’s ambassador to the galactic commons. Members of the galactic commons are unaware of how to safely have first encounters with humanity. Hilarity ensues!

If you can’t get enough of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and yes I even mean Colfer’s very funny installment too, then Beginners Guide to Invading Earth will take you to new heights of alien ineptitude. If you’ve read one too many paranormal urban fantasies with a teen love angle, then mix it up with some humor.

The first book of Gehrke’s I read was Nineveh’s Child and it had a serious tone in a post apocalypse. I was equally impressed! Gehrke has demonstrated the ability to change his narrative voice. My review for his other work is posted at LARC-SciFi(dot)com/bookreviews.html.

Without revealing any details, I will say that antagonist’s form of derangement is one that I think writer types could fall into given the right circumstances. I was still rooting for Jeff, but found myself sympathize with the baddie.

I may have been given a free review copy at my request or I may have downloaded this from amazon when the ebook was free and have voluntarily left a review. Any review. 

That fact that it’s a good one is because the book is good. Which has nothing to do with how awesome I am. You’ll have to find that out for yourself @S_Shane_Thomas on Twitter.

There is a point where Gehrke mentions “if Niagara Falls stopped running one day” and I wanted to mention that Niagara Falls does freeze in the winter time. I’ve been there and seen the falls frozen solid. Still a great site and you can score free parking in the winter!

I liked that all the alien tech has applications. Of course it makes sense that their computer driven devices have apps, but I’m from the pre-smartphone era, so I’m still impressed with using my own apps!

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