Smith by Mike Devlin

Title: Smith
Author: Mike Devlin
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Limeted
Publication Date: July 2, 2010
paperback, 336 pages
ISBN: 1907652531 (ISBN13: 9781907652530)

When Albert Smith staggers into his kitchen one morning, his oven mitt addresses him as "Emperor of the Universe". Smith does the only reasonable thing and silences the apparent phantasm by hitting it hard with the next utensil at hand. Yet shortly after that, he finds himself catapulted into space along with a fast food restaurant, only to discover that he is not the only pretender to this title. Outlandish characters of all sorts try to impede his coronation, whereas the awesome Panda, loyal if verbose Grint, and a robot named Sunny (who isn't) escort him through his involuntarily humorous adventure.

WARNING!!! Before you read this stop what you're doing and go check out your toaster. You read that right, your toaster! Does it look normal or does it look like it might want to take over the universe?  Do your pot holders look shifty? If you answered yes to one of these questions you'll need to read this book. I'm not sure how long I have until the kitchen appliances take over, but I am determined to bring you this review.  I wanted to read this book because it looked entertaining but little did I know about the adventures that lie ahead. Albert Smith wakes up one morning to find he's emperor of the universe. Talk about pressure! With the help of a few misguided characters he's on his way to being crowned. Then things start to go wrong, so horribly wrong, but also highly amusing!  The characters in this book, good and bad, are fantastic. The story line is unusual but very intriguing.  Take my advise and read this book. Before it's too late!  I'm pretty sure that Mike Devlin is a Shaze. Beware. You have been warned. Watch those toasters!!!

Check out the Shaze, I mean Mike Devlin's website here

*This book was provided to me for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my opinion. 
*Picture and summary taken from good reads.


  1. LOL sounds like a fun read, think I will go check my toaster now .

  2. Glad to see you have received your copy. Even more so to hear that you liked it. I loved it. Can't wait for the sequel.


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