05/40: Fake Mustache (by Tom Angleberger)

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Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind

by Tom Angleberger

Published in April, 2012 by Amulet Books

Though the subtitle seems to say it all, 

WHO: Lenny Flem, Jr. and Jodie O’Rodeo…

WHAT: save “…the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind,”…

WHERE: a plot hatched in the fictional town of Hairsprinkle…

WHEN: during the 2012 election season…

WHY: so that Lenny’s erstwhile best friend could sieze power of the country…

HOW: by way of a clever disguise.

+ Fake Mustache is silly and fun with absolutely no grounding in the realm of possibilities whatsoever!

– Fake Mustache is silly and fun with absolutely no grounding in the realm of possibilities whatsoever!

Yep, that’a not a typo: The Plus and the Minus are the same! Fake Mustache is something of a tall tale wherein Tom Angleberger has taken elements as far flung as trolleys, a Wonder Horse, a child TV star, novelty toys and cell phones… and spun a fantastic and amusing story; but utterly unbelievable. There’s no device that transforms Fake Mustache into a plausible scenario which is not a bad thing, just makes this more of a book for pure entertainment value than anything else.

SEX/-UALITY, DRUGS, VIOLENCE: A little flirtation and a kiss between the protags; no drugs; no contact violence

OTHER: I borrowed a hardback edition of Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind (by Tom Angleberger) from the Jackson County Library System (Southern Oregon.)  I receive no monies, goods or services in exchange for reviewing the product and/or mentioning any of the persons or companies that are or may be implied in this post. 

I have challenged myself to read forty books this summer. Many books will be backlist titles as I’m trying to clear the stacks; but I have no doubt that new releases will make their way in too! 😉

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