Prepare to embark on a thrilling comedic adventure seen through the booze-blurred eyes of Keesey Cypher, a government-trained killer with an ill-fated abundance of classified memories who has since resigned himself to a regrettable existence, sipping away his tainted past. It is this powerful thirst coupled with Cypher’s hunger for games of chance that leads him to New Orleans’ coziest dive-bar the day after Fat Tuesday where one night of seeming misfortune leads to a frighteningly funny reality of subversive politics, corporate greed, backwards logic, and star (double)-crossed romance. In this gripping social satire of modern times, Me and Bobby McGee pokes fun at the inane absurdities ingrained in our society, proving that freedom is truly subjective and karma is not just a philosophy, but a fate that is unwavering. And as an added bonus, for the careful reader and music fan, there are subtle connections throughout the novel to the classic folk song that inspired its title. In a world of terrible truths and impending doom, find out what happens when the only man with the power to stop it… decides not to.
To quote from another great song, what a long strange trip its been! And believe me, this book takes you on a very strange trip. This is one of those books that you have got to read to believe it exists!
Chad Coenson has created the most highly absurd but believable characters I have ever met. And I use the word met because you really feel like you are there along for the ride.
First off, if you have never heard the song Me & Bobby McGee, I suggest you check it out. There are little hints and references to the song throughout the book. These were fun to look for. Sort of like a Where’s Waldo for adults.
Then you have Keesey Cypher who just drips with sarcasm. And many times that very sarcasm will get him into deeper and deeper trouble. Coenson’s wit shines through on every page.
This is Coenson’s debut novel. And what a way to debut! He just rushed in screaming and I don’t think he will be leaving anytime soon.
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