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Death, the Devil, and the Goldfish

Death, the Devil, and the Goldfish - Andrew  Buckley *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*AuthorAndrew Buckly was born in Manchester. As a child he wrote a story about a big blue dinosaur which got awarded by his elementary teacher with a gold star. In 1997 he moved to Canada where he attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program where he graduated with excellence. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television he worked in marketing and public relations for several years before venturing into a number of content writing contracts. During this time he abandoned screenwriting altogether and began writing his first novel. Andrew lives in the Okanagan Valley, BC with his wife, children and pets.ReviewMy first thought when I saw this book on Netgalley was "how did someone manage to put a goldfish in with Death and the Devil."The several characters each have their own start in the story. It is clear from the beginning they are going to end up together but you are not sure in which capacity. I loved Gerald and the Death the most. They are the most hilarious combination. One thing that did bother me was that the author named some of the main characters alike.I must confess that I admired the many different ways the author found to describe the relationship between the goldfish and the castle.The story is a chain of the most stupid situations a human being (or not so human being) can find himself stuck in combined with the thoughts of every other sane person hearing the story. As the author mentions in his book that dark lonely half collapsing house no person with a normal working brain would enter....Still the characters have to live trough the situation wondering why them and solve the problems they get into. As some do not have previous experience in solving problems in a normal way this makes for some very hilarious situations.This book is hilarious, funny and balancing just on the right site of morality and I have not laughed like this about a book in a long time