Monday, 26 December 2016

Clovenhoof and the Trump of Doom by Heide Goody and Iain Grant - A Review

For those of you not familiar with the series Jeremy Clovenhoof is The Devil, Satan himself, kicked out of Hell and now living in a small flat in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Also exiled, this time from Heaven, and also living in the suburbs of Birmingham is the former Archangel Michael, Clovenhoofs nemesis (although they do get on, to a point). Also, if you aren't familiar with the series do please go and look up the other books, you really are missing a treat.

Anyhow, back to business, as this chapter in the misadventures of Clovenhoof opens it is the last day of October 2016 and both himself and Michael, with the aid of Nostradamus' Apocalypse Bingo realise that the End Of The World could well be nigh. There are 16 signs on Nostradamus' Apocalypse Bingo and 15 of them have come to pass. If Donald Trump was to win the US Election in one weeks time that would (probably) be the 16th and final sign, the end of the world, and Clovenhoof hasn't finished watching Game of Thrones yet.

Between the two of the them Clovenhoof and Michael plan to disrupt things and postpone The End Of Days. Clovenhoof will go to America and do all he can to derail Trump's attempts to win the Race For The Whitehouse while Michael will attempt to reverse Brexit by reuniting Britain and Europe with the greatest Eurovision Song Contest entry ever.

As you would expect, nothing really goes completely to plan

Not even remotely close to plan

At times you forget there ever was a plan.

And that is where this book, like the others in the series, shines, The chaos that ensues is such that I often find myself thinking 'no, he isn't going to do that' but still laughing out loud when the inevitable happens.

I may have said in previous reviews that, although Jeremy Clovenhoof is Satan, he is more of a likeable rogue than the Ultimate Crown Prince of Evil. Any time spent with him In the works of Goody and Grant is something I look forward to and although I dread to think what he will be up to next I await further adventures eagerly.

5/5* and a bottle of Lambrini

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