The Many Works of Pat Hatt
October 10, 2014
A Delightful Page Turner!
Having read some of Patt Hatt’s books for children (such as ‘The Honky of Zagonk’ and ‘Fight for the Light’) finding this book, ‘A Not so New World’ is such a delightful surprise—I didn’t expect that the author of those quirky, adorable tales for children (excellently illustrated, by the way) could actually come up with something more—a book that even adults like myself will love reading.
‘A Not So new World’ is about a guy named Jack, who is falsely accused of committing a crime by Professor Jones, of all people. During the subsequent investigation and icnarceration, Jack forms an unlikely bond with the beautiful FBI agent Milano, who actually believes in Jack’s innocence. Out of desperation to escape further jail time and clear his name from the charge, Jack and Milano attempt to escape using his time machine. But as it turns out, something goes wrong, and the couple find themselves in the world of Chutar—itself of haven of injustice, political intrigues and schemes, and the propensity to treat strange newcomers with extreme prejudice. Very soon, Jack and Milano use all their wit and cunning not only to escape the pursuers from Chutar, but also to finally return home. And if that doesn’t get your juices flowing, then I don’t know what will.
Patt Hatt’s versatility and scope of talent as a writer is obviously demonstrated here—Patt is not only gifted in crafting wild, jaws-dropping tales that children love, he can also effectively up the ante. ‘A Not so new World’ is a deeply entertaining book for people of all ages—it is endearingly accessible and will keep you turning the pages for hours.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to fans of the genre. Those who have bought Patt Hatt’s children’s books are in for a delightful surprise. Get a copy—also makes a great gift to friends and loved ones.