No Hope For Gomez


This is a book about an eccentric fellow who inherits an antique store with a scarce supply of customers. To supplement his income, he begins participating in a pharmaceutical trial, but he has no idea what the drug he’s taking is supposed to do. He proceeds to fall in love with the woman who is recording the results. He then learns that someone else in the drug trial has died and becomes suspicious of foul play, prompting him to begin investigating like the incompetent sleuth that he is.


The story is told through a series of blog entries, and it is absurd. Most of the time the absurdity works pretty well. The narrator, Gomez, has a unique voice that is often hilarious. I thought the ending was a bit anti-climactic, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel, “No Date for Gomez.”    


I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys ridiculous humor.