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cover110079-mediumSuper Sikh #1 : Meet Deep Singh. He loves Elvis and hates the Taliban. By day he works at a tech company and lives with his parents. But that’s just a front. For Deep Singh is really a top secret agent for the United Nations, fighting terrorism all around the world. But right now, he really needs a vacation. And there’s only one place to go … Graceland!

  • Author : Eileen Kaur Alden/Supreet Singh Manchanda/Amit Tayal
  • Publisher : Rosarium Publishing
  • Source : Netgalley
  • Rating : 2/5

This is a story about a super spy agent, Deep Singh (pronounced dheep, not deep) who has just gone on a spy mission, returned and is on the way to a holiday when a racist officer confuses him with someone else. That’s it. Nothing else. That’s the whole story. I don’t think this counts as a spoiler because there really is nothing. While the art itself was classic and lovely, the story writing was below average. I thought it felt like something you write in school and then decide to stick to when you’re older and have the means to have it published. People are using racism as a marketing tool nowadays and that isn’t the way to sell books imho. I won’t be reading anything else from these authors.

cover112388-mediumSuit Your Selfie : Gather ‘round the smartphone, kids! Stephan and the Pearls gang are back with a whole album’s-worth of jokes, jabs, and cringe-worthy puns.
Even Rat cracks a smile in this fifth Pearls Before Swine collection tailored for middle-grade readers. Witty, wacky, and occasionally wise, Suit Your Selfie is more kid-friendly fun from the New York Times best-selling author of Timmy Failure.

  • Author : Stephan Pastis
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Source : Netgalley
  • Rating : 3/5 stars

I don’t think there is anything special to say about this particular book. It is a Pearls Before Swine collection and is a typical collection. Funny at times and flat at times. Definitely a good companion during a boring afternoon where you have nothing else to do but not one that stays in your mind. I would say thought that if I couldn’t find anything to buy for someone with a sense of humour I’d grab this as a gift.

I hope you enjoy these more than I do, I just felt the former had no plot and the latter was a fun but forgettable collection.

Have you read these?