Sunday, 22 November 2015
Jungle Jim and the Shadow of Kinalabu
It all began when Jim receives a tattered map through the post and with it a plea for help from someone her cares deeply about. Ruthie.
So, Jim sets off for Borneo and is struck by a curse from some very terrifying Iban Headhunters.
The result of the curse is that whenever the moon is orange, Jim transmogrifies into an 8 foot tall orangutan with super powers!
Jim is, in fact, a weangutan, rather than a werewolf.
But Jim is no monster. Instead Jim has become an ancient protector of not only the land of Borneo but of the world beyond.
The reader is taken immediately into a very exciting and nerve tingling adventure as Jim, assisted by his best friend, Rufus, battle to save Ruthie. And perhaps even the whole Universe, let alone the world!
There are the Iban Headhunters, the evil forces of the Shadow Emperor. Actually, he shouldn't even be in our universe, he had been dragged here by the reckless Dark Matter experiments of a rather bonkers scientist called Dr Gila.
They have taken over an abandoned top secret US government laboratory hidden way beneath Mount Kinabalu.
Jungle Jim, Rufus and a ragtag band of colleagues and friends must battle against the Dark Matter Shadow Army, if they are to save the world.
But all is not what it seems. Fighting against trans-dimensional baddies whilst you are trying to survive the depredations of the flora and fauna of the jungle is perhaps a little bit more adventurous than you might need!
Described as "Indiana Jones meets the Incredible Hulk" this book is suitable for child from nine to 109 and it really must be in the Christmas stocking of anyone who loves a good adventure yarn. So if you have a lot of children to buy presents for, make sure each of them gets a copy of this fantastically adventurous and wonderfully quirky book.
It's published by Matador at a very reasonable £8.99 and is available from all good bookshops, including the Thats Books and Entertainment book shop, which you'll find to the right of this review.