I know I’m a little behind on getting you a review of D.Z. C.’s book, People Like Us, but it’s a slower read for me. Not that I’m not enjoying it, I am, but it’s a laid back read that I can revisit in-between some other books.
I’m editing this review because I apparently liked this book way more than the 4 stars I originally gave it. I guess I’m so accustomed to saving my 5 stars for books that I was utterly emotionally invested in that I didn’t realize I could have the same love for a comedy book. Therefore, I think this will be the first book I give 5 stars to that I didn’t walk away crying. I walked away laughing my ass off.
Sooooo, this was different. And, for me, not in a bad way. I will say, those easily offended by characters who hold loose morales might want to steer clear. My own morales can stay perfectly intact without me feeling guilty for enjoying the escapades of unscrupulous characters, but I know not everyone is like me. I’d hate to see this book rated poorly because someone took offense to the character’s actions, so I highly recommend you read the sample on Amazon.
Sir Edric is a sleazy knight who looks out for himself, but I was completely caught up in his story and ensnared by the dry humor and internal ramblings of this terribly flawed character. He is far from perfect and he does not strive to be perfect. He’s a womanizer, a drunk, and a generally selfish person who stumbles into righteous acts quite by mistake. If you want to laugh and if you can understand a little warped dry humor, I’d highly recommend this book. It’s short and a wonderful surprise.
In conclusion, sometimes imperfect can be a perfect fit to what you needed. And I needed a good laugh.