Over at Amazon, cdhale reviews Turned Earth:
“How to review this book…it is hard. It was outstanding, of course. Having read Mr. The Good’s gardening books, I knew that he approached the soil in a unique way. His youtube channel is hilarious and worth checking out, as well.
But this book…
Let’s pretend that Carol Klein and James Bond met up, had a fling, and this tryst produced a child. That child was then raised by Groucho Marx, and occasionally had Curly (from the Three Stooges) as a babysitter. If we could imagine such a child, he would be Jack Broccoli, the protagonist of this novel.
He is knowledgeable about gardening, yet has the innate skill to be a super spy. He makes all kinds of silly mistakes, often enduring physical pain as a result, but in the end, it all works out.
The author masterfully uses puns, word play, and a vast knowledge about gardening implements to drive the story forward. I suppose that if the reader has a broader knowledge of gardening than I do, there are probably many jokes and insider info that I missed, but would be enjoyed.
It is a fun romp, and while it is a spy story and all that entails, it is also science fiction, with mystical powers, personified nature, and alternative martial arts.
I highly recommend this story, and I eagerly await the next installment, to see what adventures await our hero, Jack Broccoli.”
So far, Turned Earth has nine reviews on Amazon, all 5-star, and it’s selling better than I expected. You can get a copy here.
I’m tempted to quit writing non-fiction and become a professional novelist instead.