Ishmael is rescued from his sinking boat by a goddess of a woman–and Niles–and he promptly falls in love with her as this fantasy adventure begins. Thinking he is still in his normal universe, he heads for home. It was when the truck came out of nowhere and slammed into his, and then the other driver got out and held a gun to his head where he supposed his brains were that we see Ishmael has this weird sense of humor and things are going from strange to very strange quite quickly.
Think of this as a story full of one- and two-line quips from a stand up comedian, and you are enjoying it. Every disaster that befalls him is met with a joke, and somehow he survives traveling to other dimensions, fighting off the assassins who are trying to kill him for who knows why and, of course, saving this universe. Take an enjoyable break from reality with this entertaining story.
(reviewed 52 days after purchase)