#BookReview: Launching Today Willie Handler’s Loved Mars, Hated The Food

Willie Handler is no stranger to writing books that make you laugh but the second novel from this author is nothing less than an out of this world story that will have you shaking the cosmic dust off your space boots.

Dixon Jenner is a thirty two year old chef who gets recruited by NASA in the year 2039 for a Mars mission that goes terribly wrong  to his spaceship explodes and he is the only sole survivor.

Right away, he is high from a marijuana infused brownie and he has to figure out what to do to survive post-explosion. He meets two martians Bleeker and Seepa and from there they hide him from the head martian Cheytno to avoid anyone finding out he is from Earth.

What ensues is a hilarious story that leaves space for countless belly laughs over martians learning more about earth-like customs from an American chef from Toms River, New Jersey.

I was hysterically laughing by page three and I could not find a good reason to put the book down.

Handler’s science fiction is informative, clever, and loaded with quick-witted funny scenarios and one-liners.

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It’s definitely a book with a brilliance not yet experienced on this planet but no matter who you are, human or martian, Handler’s writing will keep you hooked from start to finish.

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#SmartCookiePR: Press Release- FOMO is real even on Mars.

Press Release

For Immediate Release 

July 17, 2019

Contact: Chelsea DeVries,Publicist 

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A Chef Stuck On Mars is Not the Funniest Thing You’ll Find in Loved Mars, Hated The Food by Willie Handler

Kyanite Publishing Author is available for interviews and events as well as blog tours. Willie Handler is back with his second novel, his irreverent and hilarious science fiction debut about a thirty-two year old chef Dix Jenner who is selected for a mission to Mars by NASA. The book is abound with subtle satire that provides the story with depth. The novel will be released on August 13 and is already available for pre-order via Kyanite’s site.Loved Mars, Hated The Food already has many five star reviews as well as an endorsement from fellow Canadian author and two-time Leacock Award winner, Terry Fallis . Handler is holding a book launch event in his hometown of Torono at the Monarch Tavern on August 14 at 5:30 p.m.

About Loved Mars, Hated The Food:

Dix Jenner, a self-proclaimed slacker, is the first chef to live—and maybe die—on Mars. After an explosion kills his colony companions and leaves him with nothing but his spacesuit, his time on the faraway planet is about to expire… until he’s rescued by friendly Martians Bleeker and Seepa, who smuggle him into their vast underground civilization. 

Despite an unfamiliar world of telepathy, strange class dynamics, and really bad food, Dix sets out to make his mark. After opening a cafe—who knew Martians loved espresso?—he starts to notice that responsibility can feel good. Not only that, but he’s got a new romance, and for the first time he actually cares.

Unfortunately, his success attracts the attention of the corrupt and narcissistic Martian Grand Leader. Forced to run to avoid being imprisoned, Dix gets lucky: a NASA rescue mission lands on Mars. But seeing it brings back the dark secret he’s been keeping from himself about the colony’s explosion, and now Dix must choose between returning to Earth or spending the rest of his life in a cell on the dusty red planet where he belongs.

About The Author: 

Author Willie Handler was a satirist well before he became a novelist. Hailing from Canada, where self-deprecating humor is part of the national character, he finds targets for his humor everywhere. His targets include friends, family, co-workers, politicians, farmers, subway passengers, bureaucrats, telemarketers, Martians, and his barber, Vince. In 2016, he released his first novel THE ROAD AHEAD. With his most recent work, he has crossed over to the world of speculative fiction.

    To schedule an interview with the author or to schedule him for a public appearance, please contact his publicist Chelsea DeVries at smartcookiepr26@gmail.com

To pre-order Loved Mars, Hated The Food, visit this link.

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#SmartCookiePR: Willie Handler’s Interview On The Author Show

June 24, 2019 —– Canadian author of political satire The Road Ahead and forthcoming science fiction Loved Mars, Hated The Food (Kyanite Publishing, August 13, 2019) Willie Handler did an interview with Linda Thompson of The Author Show Podcast.

The interview primarily covers Handler’s first novel The Road Ahead and will only be up on the site and various other media platforms for 24 hours today only.

To listen to the inteview, please click the image below.

Hear Willie Handler on The Authors Show!

 

Book Review: The Road Ahead is actually a field guide on how to pick an unsuspected winner in any election.

I was eager from page one to start reading The Road Ahead by Willie Handler because in high school, I fell in love with the subtle humor associated with the genre of satire from reading books like Candide by Voiltaire, etc.

Some who have read my own previously published novels could argue that they contain a satirical tone to romance.

Yet Willie’s book kept me reading from the beginning because his characters had definite quirks, flaws, and a sense of realism to them.

And even though this book was published in 2016 prior to the election of Donald Trump in America, a non-political guy getting elected to lead a nation sure seems like quite a joke based on our past history.

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but what I liked best about Willie’s book is the message that it gets across:

Just because a person didn’t study political science or has a background in politics or public service does not mean they aren’t going to take what they do know and surprise us all in the end.

You should never count anyone out. In politics or in life. People have a way of surprising you in good and bad ways.

In the meantime, I look forward to Handler’s next novel. I’m already anticipating the fits of giggles it will have me in.

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