This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us

I guess you could say I’ve been on a little big of a weirdness binge. But what can I say, I like weird movies, shows and books. Edgar Cantero’s new book was definitely weird, and certainly not for everyone, but on the whole, I enjoyed it.

After reading Meddling Kids, and seeing the cover for This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us, I expected this book to be a Jekyll and Hyde type of story, but it was something else entirely.

Private Investigator A.Z. Kimrean in unique within the business–and not just for unconventional methods and a seriously outdated license. A.Z. is two people, a brother and sister, who share one body. Adrian is all analytical and logical, the one who is really good at the P.I. stuff. Zooey, on the other hand, is all impulse and vice, getting distracted by every little thing.

When the San Francisco Police Department calls them in to help out an undercover cop working within a drug cartel, they’ll need help from each other to solve the case, stop an all-out gang war, save what innocents they can, and come out alive themselves.

Cantero has mastered the art of writing spoofy, slapstick novels. Imagine reading a novel of Space Balls, or Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Cantero’s novels are definitely for an older audience, he is a little vulgar, and this book especially has a lot of references to various vices. But, if you can get past the rough edges of Cantero’s characters, his books are enjoyable.

So if you’re looking for something different to read, and you don’t mind weird with a heavy dose of the dark side of human nature, This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us is a good place to start.

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