It is difficult to provide this assessment without resorting to hyperboles. It is an astonishing debut novel – one of the rare few that can genuinely term itself ‘unique’ without blushing. Style, plot, characterisation, inventiveness, narrative techniques … masterful, confident and stand-out. It’s simply a brilliant novel that deserves the fanfare.
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“This has to be one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. And I’ve read a lot of funny books” Clive Eaton ‘The Pyramid Legacy’
"I can't get past the first paragraph of chp 6 - tears of laughter are a bit of a bugger when you're trying to read. When I find a tissue, I will carry on (and try to make some half-way decent sort of comment). This so silly and so very clever, great fun." K E Shaw
“Oh my. This explains everything.” Cass McMain
“Fantastic comic writing; witty and entertaining, yet light and interesting. A good, compelling plot and endearing characters (even though they are endearing for being dolts!) It made me laugh out loud on several occasions, and then chuckle while remembering it.” Maeve Sleibhin
“A great book. A wickedly humorous dismantling of the insanity of our times … elements of the surreal worlds of Douglas Adams and David Nobbs and just as amusing.”
”This is excellent ... I hereby declare that all books should have two chapter 5s! If this doesn't get published, the rest of us have no hope...” Richard Maitland
“This is a delight. Refreshingly different, clever, and great fun." Cosmicdancer83
“This is a brilliant work of comic genius.” Tigershark
“Ok, you had me at: "If natural selection can create creationists, then it can manage a caterpillar with a face on its arse." Aaron Overfield
“I was having a really bad day ... I opened up Schrodinger's Caterpillar …I laughed and laughed and laughed! Zane's book is hilarious and I feel much better now for looking at life through his very different viewpoint.” ExpatMaddie
“I love it … I was pretty hooked … enjoyed every moment. It reminds me of Piers Anthony in some of his more comic moments.” Shelley Jean
“Zane...Your wit, intelligence, and artistic side all shine through your work--and I've only read 3 chapters thus far. I thank you for the pleasure...Sir!" Evermoore
“Hilarious, new, brilliant, exercises your brain while it totally entertains. Fascinating!”
“A brilliantly funny book. Great characters and plot. Entertaining reading.”
“Several times in the first chapter alone I have laughed. Out loud. Something I'm not prone to doing when I read, usually. So it's true! It really IS as I've seen claimed: a witty book for the intelligent-minded! Love it. “ Kirrily Whatman
"Billed as "a stupid book for brainy people," this work is witty, clever and confident, but never obnoxious. It is thought-provoking work; erudite but accessible.”
“This is a wonderfully amusing book.” Wanttobeawriter
“Just stole a few moments while at work and read through the 1st chapter – I had a few weird faces staring at me wondering what I was laughing at!” Dekkle
“I absolutely loved this book and the hilarious and beautifully narrated promotional video. It reminded me of the late, great Douglas Adams."
“Brilliant, funny, clever.” Sue Harris
“Schrödinger's Caterpillar is a delightful book aimed at intelligent people. Thankfully, as one of them, I got a huge kick out of the premise of the story … Author Zane Stumpo is a master at controlling the chaos of his world .... It’s a book that readers can appreciate for its comedy and its structure. It’s both absurd and realistic at the same time, which I suppose makes it a bit of a Schrödinger’s cat (or caterpillar) itself. Slate this one for a Catch-22 type of instant classic as soon as it gets published.” John Breedon II
“Completely get it.... loving it... feeling it...” Gypsy Mermaid
“ ,,, what clever writing. Fairly had me crying, some of it, and that's with laughter …
First class fiction.” Neil
“Hahahaha. A few lines into the intro and I’m laughing! This is an awesome book.
Witty, entertaining, refreshing and very intelligent read.” Snakey/Archie
“The writing style, acute observation and sense of the ridiculous are just some factors which kept me reading … highly original work.” Nell Peters
“I'm still reading this whenever I can snatch a moment, and still laughing out loud.
God only knows, we all need a damn good laugh once in a while, it's good medicine.
Schrödinger's Caterpillar is like a lovely stash of prescription (and non-prescription, (hee her) meds ..."
“There should be more books like this. Science/comedy = thumbs up.” Travis Hobbs
“Why has it taken me so long to read this book? It is pure class. Witty, intelligent and fun. It is completely nuts but in a what that is totally engaging. There is nothing I can think of to make this wonderful story any better, even the title is inspired.”
“It's way past my bedtime, I'm tired, it's your fault. Five chapters in one sitting and yep, I sniggered aloud.” Kate
"This has me absolutely, deliriously, giddy with delight - and I've only just finished with chapter one! The writing is superb, the characters delightful and the plot is magnificent. This book grabbed me from the title alone, and I could not be more pleased with the work itself. Thank you! Thank you, thank you!" C. E. Frizzell
“ … a great homage to Douglas Adams … Plots twists abound, dialogue holds an Oscar Wilde wit ...” Tarzan for Real
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Some reviews based on Kindle non-purchases before the print version was available...
after finding this book in a charity shop barginbucket, I read 10 pages and give back what utter garbage this book was pure gibberish would not recomend to anyone
After reading mixed reviews decided to give it a go should not have let my curiosity get the better of me as I personally found it the pointless ramblings of a deluded madman.After but a few pages it became somewhat tortuous but I managed to about thirty odd before I could not bring myself to turn another page mind you HAMMI has no complaints whatsoever.
people who did not get through school may enjoy this book due to its stupid child like content. But then I may be wrong they might not like it either.
Not the best book in the world would not recomend it to anyone far to many jokes in it and the plot goes all over the place you don't know where you are half the time. I only read half of the book and gave up. would not waste my time on it or any others like it. would only give it 1/2 a star if lucky.
not the best book in the world to be honest. read about half the book and felt like torture. now in bin! would not recomend, would give zero stars if possible.