Through a chance meeting with on old high school friend, I was introduced to the author of this wonderfully weird book, Dirk Danger Loves Life. I had the pleasure to meet with Chris Rothe and talk about the wonderful world of writing. After meeting, I just had to read his book, and I’m glad I did.
This quirky little tale starts off in the less than desirable apartment of the main character, known only as, ‘Cheesebomb’. Cheesebomb has hit an ultimate low in his life. He’s just been fired from his third job in a month. He’s being evicted for his apartment, and is now faced with the need to eulogize the lifeless body of his nameless pet fish.
A serendipitous encounter sends the main character in to the quirky world of Dirk Danger. Dirk, is determined to help Cheesebomb. Through a series of life lessons created by the one and only Dirk Danger, Cheesebomb is forced to take a good hard look at the realities of his life. This book will take you on a not-so-typical coming of age journey involving a fake lawyer, scuba gear, awful poetry, homelessness, ‘keeping it interesting’, and the largest collection of porn no one should ever own.
I implore you to read this sure to be cult classic. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.