The Quest for Nothing in Particular (Paranoia #3)

The Quest for Nothing in Particular (Paranoia #3) Oscar Isn T Looking For Anything, Since He Has Just About Everything He Could Want A Wife A House A Hedgehog That Isn T Trying To Gnaw His Face Off But Their Life Of Comfort Lived Under Martial Law Is Disrupted When The Red Fist Army Suddenly Disbands And A Nuclear Weapon Goes Missing, Leaving It Up To Oscar And His Wife Penelope To Save Their Town Along The Way They Receive Help And Sometimes Hindrance From One Or Possibly Two Hedgehogs, A Shotgun Wielding Preteen, And A Russian Veterinarian, And Oscar Finds Much Than He Was Ever Looking For, Including Being Beaten Practically Senseless, His Archenemy Ron In Case You Forgot That Guy, Fatherhood, Muggings, Burglarly, Buggery Actually I Think He Was Looking For That , Rats In Charge Of Society, Demonic Possession, And At Least One Nuclear Explosion

Jonathan David Jackson was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, at 3 in the morning on May 14, 1987 At first, he could not walk, talk, or indeed use the toilet After a year of intensive training in NC, he moved his family to Kingsport, Tennessee, where he finally overcame those early disabilities Soon, he was walking and talking as good as anyone, and perhaps better Walking and talking wasn t goo

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  • 226 pages
  • The Quest for Nothing in Particular (Paranoia #3)
  • Jonathan-David Jackson
  • English
  • 12 February 2019

15 thoughts on “The Quest for Nothing in Particular (Paranoia #3)

  1. says:

    Ron is still out there, causing mayhem, lurking and watching, stealing orange juice Oscar knows it Has always known it, even before the Red Fist tightened its grip on his small town Even before all the madness that ensued after that fateful day when the mysterious man behind the cooler stole that bottle of Sunshine Juice right out from Oscar s grasp The day everything changed The Quest for Nothing in Particular is the third and final volume of the Paranoia trilogy, and it s just as eccentric, quirky and humorous as the first two The characters are memorable and unique, faulty and broken to an almost superhuman degree In particular, I love how we really get into Oscar s head He s exceedingly paranoid and knows it, but not everything is in his head Even as Oscar struggles to separate reality from paranoid delusion, very real things continue to happen around him Some so odd they are humorous, some quite disturbing The mix is something I ve enjoyed from the first book and has remained true through the end of this one.The animal characters get their own spotlight in this one, and it s quite fun No, they aren t talking animals, but they are just as charismatic and flawed as their human masters friends are Mr Hodge will always be my favorite, but William the rat also steals the show in a surprising way.And of course the mysterious villain, Ron, is he real And, if so, what s his beef with Oscar These are questions this book finally answers and in a satisfyingly epic conclusion to one of the oddest quests I ve ever read about.Besides the characters, one feature of this book must be mentioned the footnotes Yes, there are footnotes But they aren t the kind you write for college papers or the kind you see in non fiction They are a delightful distraction, tossed in wherever they happened to land in the story A slow part, an epic battle, a romantic scene, no matter, there s likely a footnote to lure you away to some odd, factual or even nonsensical tidbit I make it a point to read them exactly when I come across them for best effect Overall, I loved this book as much as I did the first two I d definitely recommend it to people who like a humorous, quirky story with a bit of danger and a lot of fun There s some adult content, and while it pokes fun at some serious things, the underlying theme is one of accepting people, even when they are flawed I received the review copy of this book from the author in return for an honest, non reciprocal review.

  2. says:

    This book, the third installment in the Quest for Juice trilogy, is consistent with the first two books and by that I mean it is hilarious As always, the footnotes that Jackson provides throughout the novel are a whole other level of funny, and well worth reading for extra giggles and snorts and, frequently, guffaws There are not a lot of writers who can make me laugh out loud, so I am always delighted when I find someone who writes irreverently and cleverly at the same time JD Jackson does this very, very well The story itself is a satisfying conclusion to Oscar s trials, and I will also say that what we might need now is a story just about Mr Hodge because that hedgehog is an absolute rock star All in all, just a brilliant, good and funny read Enjoy

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