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Finders Keepers: 02/09/12

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In 1978 a little radio play debuted on BBC Radio 4 that went onto be a series of books, a television series and a movie. I'm talking about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It paved the way for the modern day science fiction comedy. It's also the story I thought of most while reading Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro.

Jason Medley just wants to get to Rome and decide where to backpack to next except he has about has much common sense as my cat. Theo Barnes is a bloke in New Zealand who likes sex, drugs and rock and roll but he's starting to experience things that he can't blame on any of them. Newlyweds Donald and Danielle are using Earth as their personal competition creating new and usual life forms (like dinosaurs) to one up each other.

Things come to a head for everyone involved when Danielle and Donald lose their cargo, a jar of universal DNA. It's now frozen in a glacier and they have to figure out what to do before its missed in the next inventory.

The chapters are short and the jumps between characters and locations frequent. While I enjoyed the set up, I would have preferred to spent more time with each character before rocketing across the globe to another one. It takes quite a few of these small chapters for the individual plots to gel.

Three stars.

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