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The Insane Journey Jeffrey Baumgartner

The Insane Journey

Jeffrey Baumgartner

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ISBN : 9789491156021
Paperback
310 pages
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The Insane Journey is a twisted tale about mentally unbalanced men, clever women, a talking penguin and a couple of aliens, all participating in a deadly chase across a desolate, wind-swept Europa that exists in a tomorrow slightly to the left ofMoreThe Insane Journey is a twisted tale about mentally unbalanced men, clever women, a talking penguin and a couple of aliens, all participating in a deadly chase across a desolate, wind-swept Europa that exists in a tomorrow slightly to the left of yours and mine.Maxwell van Mars is a spoiled-rotten, womanising artist – but is he a demon bent on defiling the souls of womankind? Evangelical preacher Father Phineas Forge and his band of ninja nuns believe so, and have decided to expedite Maxwell to Hell through any means necessary.Maxwell understandably would prefer to postpone his journey to Hell, and is fleeing to his ancestral home in Erps-Kwerps, Belgium, where he believes he will be safe – and he has a couple of tricks up his sleeve to keep his pursuers at bay.Also chasing Maxwell are some friendly aliens who believe he has torn the fabric of the universe, which could have terrible consequences – or it might not. In any event, they want to put things right and need help from Wendy, an intellectual penguin and Maxwells best friend, and Lucy, a leading astrophysicist and victim of Maxwell’s charms.Along the way, Maxwell and Wendy cross paths with a confused hitch-hiking angel, a bumbling team of agents from the Interplanetary Intelligence Agency, a mysterious and dangerous seductress, a gang of dimwitted human-cockroach hybrids, and other curious characters – all of whom seem bent on preventing the pair from getting home.Even if Maxwell makes it to Erps-Kwerps alive – will he be safe there?The Insane Journey blends science fiction, magical realism and humour to create an unforgettable tale that will make you laugh and think.