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Peek-a-Boo - Andrea Speed 4 Stars

Peek-a-Boo sees us back at the Quick-Mart with our intrepid, slacker hero, Josh. Inexplicably, my reader thinks it’s entitled Peek-a-Book. Anyway, something huge and hairy comes in and places a dead skunk on the counter. It can’t talk and copies Josh’s gestures. Josh convinces it to go then cleans up the mess. He then gets himself comfortable with a magazine and waits for the rest of the night to happen. Then the Sasquatch(?) returns with a rotted log, then he watches Josh through the door. Eventually he seems to give up and go away. Josh’s night returns to normal. Okay, it returns to what passes for normal for a Quick-Mart cashier next to a portal to hell. Some customers come in and try to rob the store. The Sasquatch becomes enraged, attacks the would be robbers, and drags their bodies from the store. When Colin comes by to visit Josh he explains the Sasquatch is actually a Yeti, gender unknown. The Yeti was gifting Josh with some delectable eats, Yeti style! The simple life of the Quick-Mart clerk just keeps getting more complicated.

This book was hilarious! Josh’s inner monologue as he is confronted with ever stranger monsters is brilliant. Despite being young and a clerk at a convenience store he is an ambassador to the human world for all the creatures that wander out of the hell portal. His nonchalance about extreme, ludicrous, or extremely ludicrous situations is the stuff of classic comedy.

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