Happy book birthday!
Thanks to Doubleday Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
THIS BODY’S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US – Edgar Cantero
Last year I read Cantero’s MEDDLING KIDS (see that review here) and really enjoyed it, so I was ready to see where he would take us next.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
I’ll start out by saying that I know Cantero’s books aren’t for everyone. I know that MEDDLING KIDS was one that people were split on. For THIS BODY’S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US I found this to be a fascinating topic – twins that are polar opposites, but they share the same body.
When entering into the office for a Private Eye company, you’ll see two names on the door, A. Kimrean and Z. Kimrean. However, there is only one desk and one Private Eye. They are one in the same and at constant odds with each other. I loved how original this story was. It was fun to read and the uniqueness of the plot was refreshing. I thought it was going to be a more Jekyll/Hyde type story but this is much more entertaining. There are many great secondary characters and there’s the same wit and dark humor present that there was in MEDDLING KIDS.
We get all of the noir elements that we love along with plenty of pop culture references. Murder, drugs, the mafia, and chimeric twins constantly at odds with one another. There’s plenty of action and entertainment to go around!
If you’re looking for a unique crime fiction novel with some dark humor, then I highly recommend picking this one up!
What did you think of the Cantero releases?