Saturday, October 23, 2010
John Locke's Wish List is a fun, fast read, with an underlying message. When an average man makes a wish list of things he deems improbable on a mysterious website, www.wishlist.bz, he learns a valuable lesson about being careful what you wish for... you just might get it. His list includes: Sex with Jenny Kidwell, A million dollars, My boss dies a horrible death, and Two Front Row Seats, Springsteen Concert, Louisville, Kentucky, Friday, March 12, 2010. When events spiral out of control, he finds his boss dead and wishes granted in ways he didn't intend with massive ramifications. Locke puts an adult and modern twist on the fables we read as children, warning us about the regrets that come when wishes are granted, reminding us of an important lesson that we have forgotten as adults. Taking the readers with him on his thrill ride, the short chapters and approachable language solidify Locke's ability to grasp readers and make his work impossible to put down.