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When Paul Sparks is dumped by Alison, he decides to use a gateway into a million parallel universes to look for a new girfriend - an Alison who won't dump him. It's a simple plan - he's a simple man - except for the forces of the Random, a man called Joseph Kaye, and a cockroach that doesn't exist. Sci-fi comedy.

From Publishers Weekly

26 September 2011 – Adams’s touching and humorous first novel introduces 16-year-old Debbie Woodlawn, who has been pretending for the last five years that she is not in love with her best friend, Lisa. Debbie has watched umpteen Full House reruns, put up with Lisa’s religious family, and even joined Active Christian Teens to remain close to Lisa. But when Lisa begins dating Norman Hastings, “probably the most boring human being on the planet,” Debbie feels lost and alone. Then she meets Emma and Tim, an unlikely pair who fought off their own demons by making up a religion, “Bluedaism,” which states that everyone has benevolent, magic sparks of blue inside, and encourages spontaneity and acceptance. They offer Debbie a Holy Quest, which takes them across Des Moines, Iowa, over the course of one wild night, as they search for Debbie’s backpack, which contains a confession of her love. Adams has an easy sense of humor (Debbie’s narration is filled with sharp one-liners), and Debbie and her offbeat cohorts are nuanced and authentic as they follow a circuitous path to greater self-awareness and self-reliance. Ages 12–up.

Customer Reviews

Contemporary nostalgia at its finest

If you red Douglas Adams and Red Dwarf as a kid, and Mike Gayle as a grown up, get this book now!

The perfect mix between Sci-Fi (better as a plot mechanic than as a constant backdrop for me), and modern day, "some bloke's relatable life, with a dash of "romance" that doesn't sicken men who drink lager.

I read it in two nights flat, and snuck in extra pages whilst commuting, and was gutted when it ended (in a good way).


A recommendation

"I will go back to reading David Quantick's excellent Sparks now" - Neil Gaiman, Twitter, Sept 25 2012

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  • £2.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: 12 September 2012
  • Publisher: David Quantick
  • Print Length: 291 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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