Julia C. Lewis
Ricky's Hand: A Review
336 pages, Kindle Edition
Expected publication August 9, 2022
I didn't really know what I was getting myself into when I picked up David Quantick's Ricky's Hand, but I had a feeling it would be an amusing ride- and I was not wrong.
Ricky is a paparazzo who is down on his luck, and not very popular by the citizens of Miami Beach. He has a bad relationship with his sister, and is really only scraping by by taking snapshots of celebrities. But his fate all changes when he wakes up one morning with a different hand- yes, someone else's hand. Soon, he forces a love-hate alliance with a local celeb by the name of Scala Jaq and together they meet Don who runs a support group for people who also woke up with different body parts. Weird stuff, right? Well, just wait until you find out that Don calls himself a time traveling police man. Now, THAT is weird.
Overall, I really enjoyed this novel with it's crude humor and quirkiness. It reminded me a bit of novels such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and John Dies at the End. While the characters might have been all a bit unlikable, they did further the story and served their part. I did feel that the end was all a bit rushed, but it didn't ruin the book for me.