Friday, February 4, 2022

Book Review: Foxman and the Cat Burglar

Title: Foxman and the Cat Burglar
Author: Delas Heras
Genre: Comedy; Fiction
Publication Date: December 17, 2021
Publisher: Double Six Books

A stagehand and an aspiring actor are drawn into a masked rivalry, never suspecting that hiding behind the mask is a familiar face.

Cassandra's life flashes before her eyes when she gets trapped in a subway door. It's a disappointing life: she never landed the big role and she may be engaged to the wrong man. Rescued by a kind-eyed stranger, Cassandra gets a second chance to make good on her Broadway dreams, straighten out her love life, and deliver some karmic justice to the city in the guise of a slinky Cat Burglar. So long as she can shake off that pesky Foxman and the bungling police detectives on her tail.

Wilfredo's skateboarding fox suit is a hit on Halloween. But an unexpected tussle with a fleeing thief in a Cat Burglar costume leads to a spectacular wipeout. He has no clue his mishap has been recorded in a soon-to-be viral video. Nor does he recognize his masked opponent as the green-eyed girl whose number he lost a month ago. Reveling in his every blunder is Captain Pete, the ventriloquist dummy from his childhood, whose snarky comments leave poor Wilfredo clinging to his sanity by his fingernails.



*A Thank you the author for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*
Hello Fellow Reader,
So, one thing I noticed in The Intergalactic Interloper was Heras ability to write unique characters, in Foxman and the Cat Burglar it is no different. While a bit outlandish and eccentric, Wilfredo and Cassandra were very realistic. Just two ordinary struggling artists in NYC just trying to get by who just happen to fall into extraordinary circumstances. Now, I didn't like every character, the detective duo were a bit annoying sometimes, but (and I can't believe I'm writing this) my favorite character was actually a ventriloquist dummy named Captain Pete. 
Hera's writing was hyperbolic, comedic and witty. I loved the conversations each character had and even the way that he describes situations were entertaining. Given how things have been going in the 2020s we need more books like this that provides heartwarming humor.

Overall, a fun book with great writing.

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