I have been reading Tony Bertauski’s Christmas stories since the very beginning and have loved each and every one, so I was eager to get my hands on Humbug.
Fantastic twist on a familiar tale.
Tony Bertauski has come away with another winner in Humbug. This is one of those books that is hard to review without giving away all the goodies inside.
You may think you know the story, but when Tony Bertauski spins a tale, he creates a world of his own, original, unique and highly creative.
I immediately thought steampunk because of all the technology involved, but cyberpunk will do just fine.
Ebenezer is constantly riding around his castle on a Segway. He is overweight and a bit lazy. He wants what he wants when he wants it and expects his androids to deliver. He doesn’t leave his castle and doesn’t want any human contact. No one knows what he looks like because he projects a created image when he talks ‘face to face’.
At times I felt like Ebenezer got what he deserved and other times I felt sorry for him. After all, we don’t always know what happens to shape a person into who they have become.
We do travel to the future, visit the present and go back to the past to find out his story.
The twists and turns kept me entertained and I surely never saw the end coming. I loved it.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Humbug by Tony Bertauski.
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