Gateway to Foo
My wife has read all of the books in the Levin Thumps series. These are written by Obert Skye. I dont recall all of them but the first one is entitled "The Gateway to Foo." She has been trying to get me to read them for a long time now. Maybe I haven't read it because to me "Foo" does not mean a dream world. I finally relented and started the "Gateway to Foo."
I must admit that I like Obert's sense of humor. To me he seems similar to Douglas Adams in humor. I recall reading the "Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" only three years ago and coming across the line that reads something like "The UFO's hung in the sky like bricks don't". That is funny. In Foo there are some very funny moments made better by Obert's style. I do not recall any of those of the top of my head. The kingly character Geth, as a toothpick, is funny.
Now, the book is overly simplistic. The characters such as Levin's or Winter's caretakers are simple and selfcentered. I suppose that was the author's point but that does not appeal to me. In that sense the characters are very similar to characters constructed by the author Roald Dahl.
In conclusion, I think it is an overly simplisctic, very humorous book meant for someone between ages 10 and 14.