Typos are lethal to 98% of the population. Be thankful Typo Squad is on patrol …
Richard Shonnary was a Typo Squad legend. He had a gift for seeking out and destroying errorist cells, and was almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing about the end of errorism. But one night, a single errant bullet fired by his brother prematurely ended his career.
Convinced to come out of self-imposed retirement after five years, Richard unknowingly gives rise to his greatest enemy — Anton Nym. Will he and his new partner be able to stop this latest threat before deadly typos are unleashed upon an unwitting world?
Publisher: Port Nine Publishing
Publication date: 2017
The story is focussed around trying to break up an errorist cell that is determined to create lots of errors in the written word so as to kill the vast majority of the populace. The Typo Squad has to catch these people so as to protect the world. The only people that can do this are those rare people who don’t die from seeing errors. These people have other reactions, some funny and some embarrassing (at least some people may think so).
This is the second book of Lomer’s that I’ve read. It was a quick and easy read with short chapters and not overly wordy. Lomer has a very unusual sense of humour, or at least some people may think so. He also has a gift of being able to turn simple phrases into a funny names. For example a couple of the characters in this book are called Autumn Leaves – one of the Typo Squad – and Anton Nym – the bad guy. Whilst this is a funny book more because of the clever use of English, it is necessary to note that it can be crude in spots but this isn’t overdone, had this been the case I would never have finished the book which would have disappointed me enormously. It is well worth a read.
Recommend for: Adults