Friday, February 25, 2011
The Egg Said Nothing by Chris O'Malley
Meet Manny. He's your average shut-in with a penchant for late night television and looting local fountains for coins. With eight locks on his door and newspapers covering his windows, he's more than a bit paranoid, too.
His wasn't a great life, but it was comfortable--at least it was until the morning he awoke with an egg between his legs. But what might have been a curse becomes a charm as this unlikely event leads him to an all night diner, where he finds inedible pie, undrinkable coffee, and the girl of his dreams.
But can this unexpected chance at love survive after the egg cracks and time itself turns against him, dead-set on rerouting history and putting a shovel to the face of the one person who could bring real and lasting change to Manny's world?
I don't even know where to begin with this book. It starts out with Manny believing he laid an egg, and kept me hooked from beginning to end. I couldn't stop reading it because it was such a messed up unbelievable story that I had to keep going. If you're looking for a fun, easy read that will just keep you entertained throughout, this is it. It may not be realistic in any way, but it certainly is well-written and a new take on the future.