Thursday 2 March 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Elvis the Gunslinger

***We received a free copy of this book for an honest review. All opinions are our own***

Elvis the Gunslinger Review

We have just had the pleasure of reading this great new book called Elvis the Gunslinger by Romey Connell.

Elvis the Gunslinger

Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

"In a feline rendition of the Old West, where cats ride dogs like horses, he stands at the intersection of James Bond and John Wayne. A suave, card-playing Catanova who loves fine wine and is a dead-eye with both pistol and rifle. Along with his trusty sidekick, he’s off to settle a score with a long-forgotten enemy – a crusty mobster who has catnapped the only son of a wealthy and admired captain of industry. Take a train across the landscape and then saddle up and ride into the hills to watch him work his magic, with unforgettable characters navigating unpredictable twists and turns. Try as they might to stop him, he’s always a step ahead. Be it by luck, serendipity or maybe because he’s just a little wilier than the rest. If the good guys are going to win, shouldn’t they have a little fun while they’re at it?"

What we thought

Mum read this book to me and we thought it was such a great fast-paced story that both kids and adults will definitely love. 

I thought that this Elvis guy, a crime-solving feline, was so cool. Plus, with the name Elvis, Mum was even more intrigued to read the book as she's a fan of the singer Elvis. I, of course, don't know much about singer Elvis, other than Mum mentions him from time to time because he reminds her of her childhood and her late dad. 

So how about the story itself?

This is a great adventure story full of interesting characters. As we don't want to give the plot away, we'd just like to say that if you're looking for a page-turning adventure featuring cats, then you'll enjoy reading this book! 

Elvis is so fun-loving, smart and handsome, and from a female perspective, I think all you lady cats will fall in love with him.

I love the fact that Elvis plays cards and Mum thought it cool that he drinks wine but he likes 'red' more than Chardonnay (Mum's fave). Well, that's not surprising really because he is a man, and men always prefer red wine for some reason.

Not only is this story hugely compelling, but Mum thought the writing was extremely good too. We both liked the vivid descriptions and agreed that this would help humans understand life from a feline perspective more. 

At first, as Mum and I are not keen on cowboys or westerns, we weren't sure we'd enjoy Elvis the Gunslinger. But we surprised ourselves that we did and I've come to the conclusion that cowboys in a feline world are not so bad at all.

Elvis the Gunslinger is a fun and entertaining tale that any cat lover will enjoy reading.

To find out more about the book and author visit the website.


Summer said...

This sounds like a really cute book.

pilch92 said...

I am not into cowboys either, but this does sound good. Great review.