Thank you to NetGalley and Quirk Books for giving me a copy of Hope Never Dies to read and review honestly.
This book is a campy fanfiction turned full novel and I enjoyed it immensely. After their second term in office is over, Joe Biden and Barrack Obama go their own separate ways. While Barrack is windsurfing and skydiving around the world with famous celebrities, poor Uncle Joe is home feeling left out by his old buddy Barrack.
Fortunately, they reunite to solve the mysterious death of Joe’s old friend. The antics the boys got into kept me laughing and turning page after page. The best thing about this story is that it is actually well written and decent. My only complaint is that a lot of things said and done by the main characters don’t seem accurate to their real-life counterparts, but I was able to turn off the nagging voice in my head to keep reading.
I hope to read more in a Biden/Obama mystery series!!
This book has a lot of obvious advice and a lot of not so obvious advice. I feel like anyone who reads this will learn at least a few things they didn’t already know about how and what to do as well as how to behave to be a proper full-functioning adult. There was some advice about moving which was extremely helpful since I moved almost right after reading this book and downsized from a three bedroom house to a one bedroom apartment.
Also, I found this book pretty amusing at times and I did enjoy the author’s self-deprecating sense of humor- it was fun while not being too over the top. I wish I was able to give a more in-depth review but, as I already said, I read this book and then moved, and since then I have a lot of other things on my mind and I don’t remember this as fully as I should. I may reread this in the future, or at least give it a skim through.
I just flicked through the pages reading the interviews I was most interested in. This book is a book about comedy so don’t pick it up expecting it to be funny, as was my mistake.
It was very easy to read this book in Archer’s voice which added to the appeal, though I still ended up skipping a handful of sections (cocktail recipes and how to make Eggs Woodhouse, for example). I thought this book started off much funnier than it ended up. The first bit of the book had me in laughing so hard in bed that I thought I was going to wake up my husband. The farther along I went the more of the same old stuff the book was, nothing terribly original or chuckle-inducing. Of course, Archer isn’t even really one of my top favorite characters from the show anyway so I shouldn’t be surprised. It should have been a book about or by Pam Poovey.
I’m really surprised about the number of people (women mostly) who left low reviews because the book was misogynistic. It’s like they’ve never watched Archer before.