Greed – Tim Beeden

5/5

Intro

I don’t often read laugh-out-loud books but this was a nice addition to the very short list of funny books I’ve read. 

Synopsis

When Gregory Hoffenbach unearths a valuable stone while ploughing, he believes it could put an end to all his woes.
It doesn’t. In fact it’s just the beginning.
Greg heads into the city of Calver with his brother Ralph to try and sell the stone but soon they discover that there are plenty of people in the Kingdom who’d like to own Greg’s red stone.
Over the next few days, the brothers strike a deal with a prominent crime boss, stumble into a plot to overthrow the King and have a hand in the death of an over-ambitious hay salesman.
Fortunately for them, they’ve got help. Some very useful and very violent help.
It seems everyone wants Greg’s stone and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.
Greg? He just wants a new plough.
A story about working out what’s valuable in life and then trying to take it from someone else

Review

It has been a very long time since a book made me snort laughing as Greed did. 

This book following the capers of Ralph and his long-suffering brother Greg is hilarious! Each character is well-written but Ralph has to be my favourite, his bumbling attitude and way with words had me laughing nearly every page. 

Tim Beeden does a fantastic job of making so many different plot lines come together. It reminded me so much of certain Monty Python films, and that kept me giggling even more. The spies, named by number only and the King’s guard were just perfectly written with the right amount of humour for the situations they found themselves in. I did keep thinking one of the King’s Guard would come out with the immortal line “We are the Knights who say Ni” but I was unlucky. 

Then Private Gresham stepped up, he was my favourite character (damn you Beeden for what happened to him), and again reminded me of a character from a popular sitcom from way back in the day (showing my age now). 

I am so looking forward to how Greg and Ralph get on throughout the rest of the series and what scrapes they get themselves into. 

 

Thanks to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the free book in exchange for an honest review. It must also be acknowledged that 100% of ebook sales are going to @SamuelsCharity which is a fantastic cause! 

 

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