[Review] Saint George: Rusty Knight and Monster Tamer by John Powell

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Hello, There! Today I’m gonna review the book of John Powell who is incredibly witty on bringing up this book.

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In a world infested with monsters intent on harassing the citizenry and scaring the livestock, you need an efficient Patron Saint and Minister for the Environment. George, a vertically challenged and impoverished knight in rusty armour, would appear a poor choice were it not for the fact that, during his travels in the Austrian Tyrol, he discovered a cake with the miraculous power to tame monsters. Suddenly, and for the first time in his life, George is in demand.

Elevated to ministerial position by King Freddie and Prime Minister Merlin, George becomes famous, while remaining (sadly) impoverished, and wittingly or otherwise has a hand in improving international relations with France, creating the first trade union, repelling a Scottish invasion and defining the number of players in a cricket team.

This sharp and witty satirical comedy, filled with comic caricatures and disgruntled dignitaries and set in a time-we-have-all-forgot will appeal to young people and adults alike.

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Have you read some comic strips like Peanuts or Charlie? Well, this book is sort of alike only that this was in written-literary form.

“Well… it was in the days of Good King Freddie…”, the book goes then comes its most satirical way of narration. The book is full of very interesting personas showing their own uniqueness that are quite very funny and humorous. I like how the author brings the fanciful and amusing features of this book. Through the course of this novel, George the crowned Patron Saint of England manages to handle some of the obstacles and how ridiculously solved it out. In some way, this has some hyperbolic impression and exaggerated situation. The writing style is so good and smooth that it is really fun to read fluidly throughout each chapter.

This collection of short stories really caught my attention and it reminded me of my reading hobby back then when I was a kid. Reading of kid books which have set of photographs, comic strips in the entertainment section of a newspaper which I grow up viewing every day and I like it, and the volumes of Archie’s and Peanut’s, I really loved those, Snoopy Dog and Burger King, mostly this is what I remember. I really love reading this and worth my time on finishing this up.

Highly recommend shooing your boredom and worth checking out!

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About Author             

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Mechanical engineer educated at Cotham Grammar School, Bristol, and the University of Southampton (BSc & PhD).

Founded Westwind Air Bearings Ltd in 1963 with Nigel Allen and Ronald Henoq to supply high speed drilling spindles to the computer industry.

Published ‘The Design of Aerostatic Bearings’ (Machinery Publishing Co.) in 1970.

Taught mechanical engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and opened Technology Consultancy Centre in 1972 to promote grassroots industrialisation.

Continued work at the GRATIS Project of the Government of Ghana 1987 – 1992 then founded Intermediate Technology Ghana and served as CEO 1992 – 1997.

Published ‘The Survival of the Fitter’ and ‘The Intermediate Technology Transfer Unit’ in 1995.

Worked in Vietnam 1997 – 2001 and China 2001-2002 introducing university-based training programmes for small enterprises.

Retired 2002 and published novels ‘The Colonial Gentleman’s Son’ in 2010 and ‘Return to the Garden City’ in 2013 (Book Guild Ltd).

More at ghanabooksjwp.com


P.S. I just want to say thank you for Online Book Club for letting me in and reviewing and be part of their team. Thank you 🙂

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