Review - Lunchmeat by Ben D'Alessio

My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2018
Genre: Contemporary; Humorous


Victor Ferraro is a heroic and chivalric knight plucked from the Middle Ages and stuck in late 1990s New Jersey, or so he’d like to believe. More interested in dreaming up sweeping epics than learning how to subtract, Victor often catches himself staring out the window of his first-grade classroom, imagining battlefields riddled with arrows and orc corpses. 
But his new real-life nemesis may be too powerful for Victor to defeat. A Goliath in chestnut top-siders, Pierce Stone wields a weapon more powerful than any battle-ax or broadsword. And Victor soon learns that at his new school, kids like Pierce Stone fight with words. Victor’s smattering of Itanglish might not be enough to take on his new enemy, but his obsession with Hell might just save him yet. 
Follow Victor, from his impressionable childhood to the formidable years of high school, on his search for Hell—his own ordained quest for the Holy Grail, woven throughout his life like a thread of darkness.

About the Author:
Ben D'Alessio grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and is a graduate of Ursinus College. He's traveled across Europe and lived in London and southern Spain. He is the author of the novels Binge Until Tragedy and Lunchmeat. 
He is the author of the short stories FREEDOMWORLD and Pigmalion. His work has appeared in ExtraNewsfeed and RanttNews.

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My Take on the Book:
I ended up really enjoying this book - a four star rating from me; I also liked the humorous narrative. If you happen to read this book it is likely that you'll think back on your own school days. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
This was the perfect book to start off the month of May.