Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Adam Fox
Working tirelessly as head of the “Immigration and Foreign Object Office” (IFOO), Bill decides it is finally time to take a vacation and get away from it all. You see, Bill is one of the many workers responsible for making sure their host – Brian – stays in good health and lives a nice long life. But as Bill travels through heart junction, spends some time with workers in the Liver and throws back a few at “The Singing Sphincter” bar, Bill sees that not all is running so well within Brian. Years of poor food choices, lack of exercise and a high stress job have caused multi system problems as well as led to something so dark and evil it could be the end of Brian. Unable to make his host change behavior in any meaningful way, Bill decides to do the unthinkable and leave the host and try to communicate with Brian’s spouse to see if the solution lies within her. What Bill finds there is something both wonderful and unexpected.
Adam Fox’s “Cell Wars” is an imaginative, hilarious, light, yet heartwarming tale of the life and the “battles” that take place every day within our bodies. The characters, their environment, and voice are spot on and the premise so unique that the pages fly by. I enjoyed how Fox painted a perfectly detailed environment within Brian and used this unique perspective to then contrast the “new world” explored within the spouse. The connection between the two hosts’ activities, behaviors, and beliefs and how they translate internally especially given their different genders is highly entertaining as well as telling when it comes to overall happiness and health.
Cell wars is a great, quick read, and readers will enjoy the journey. For the price, this is an incredible value that should not be passed by!
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.