A Fun Read! (book review)

Do you enjoy Sci-Fi?  Do you enjoy comedy?  If your answer is yes to both these questions, then you are going to love Steve LeBel’s novel, “Bernie and the Putty”.  The novel is set on a world populated by “gods”.  Yes, that’s right,”gods”, and those gods spend their days creating universes like the one we all live in.  But not all gods are created equal, as you will soon find out in this charming debut novel.

The main character is Bernie, a shy young god who has just graduated from (you guessed it) “god school” and is about to begin building universes.  He has good friends, Lenny and Suzie (who would like to be his girlfriend), but he also has an enemy.  Billy, another young god who was a year ahead of him at school, is determined to sabotage the boy’s career and sets about to ruin any chance he has of success.

However, in his corner, Bernie has other unusual friends that help him on his way, but I’m not going to spoil the surprise by telling you about them here.  Just suffice to say that LeBel has created a fascinating world populated by a bunch of weird, crazy characters that will tickle your funny bone and, at times, tug at your heartstrings.

I give “Bernie and the Putty” five stars and look forward to see what LeBel will come up with in his next novel.

Linda Watkins, Author of Mateguas Island

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