Another unfinished book in the style of 'It', which tries to be as crazy as possible.
This time I'm inclined to believe I genuinely was feeling inspired, but JJ Willybonker
is possibly the most embarrassingly useless name I could possibly come up with (but
perfect for a twelve year old).
The quest storyline again suggests the principal influence was the Fighting Fantasy
Gamebooks I was obsessed with throughout 1983 and 84. There's also a lot of Douglas
Adams in there. But with its cavalcade of silliness and endless bad puns, it still
reminds me more of my own previous work.
It's rubbish, of course, but also strangely fascinating. To me at least. And since
I'm the only person who reads this site, that means I'm definitely right.
Note for younger readers: Maxwell House was a brand of instant coffee which was often
advertised on TV at the time (though I don't ever remember drinking any).
Note for older readers: oops, just looked it up and realised Maxwell House still
exists! Did you know that?