Prin is an orphaned dwarf raised by humans. He flees a HealthWatch raid on his parents’ bakery that leaves his stepfather dead and his stepmother sentenced to the treadmill. Accompanied by a disreputable “wizard” with dubious powers, a gnome with an anger management problem and the village idiot and his loyal and incontinent dog, Prin begins a whimsical journey through a steampunk world of airship pirates, steam cannon, traction trains, clockwork horses, amorous windup robots, vast herds of porcuswine, cannibalistic munchkins, dwarf armies, stoned elves, people who hate clowns, and a fat man on a bicycle.
Through battles, plots and counter-plots, a hint of sorcery, and numerous pastries, can a young baker with a shadowy past discover the recipe to overturn mad Doctor Travaculus and give people back their just desserts? Find out in The Donuts of Doom!
The Donuts of Doom is in the same category as much of the writing of Terry Pratchett and James P. Blaylock. It deals with serious issues in a humorous and whimsical manner. And did I mention recipes? Recipes for all the cookies, biscuits, hotcakes, pies and donuts mentioned in the book are provided in an appendix.
After hearing about his books, we briefly asked for some biographical information, and found out that:
Donuts of Doom is set in a fantasy world with elves, dwarves, gnomes etc. but with steampunk technology: airships, motorcars, traction trains, weird steam-driven war machines, etc. In it, the government has, for the Greater Good, banned sugar, cream, butter, caffeine and all the other good stuff. The book's a whimsical look at the logical conclusion of the trend towards a nanny state, a political satire which doesn't take itself seriously. It's full of puns and delicious recipes, so it's a novel AND a cookbook.
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I've probably given away a dozen of them. It's an investigation of God (not religion) by a former atheist and friend of JRR Tolkein.
And Edgar Rice Burroughs - I read anything of his I could lay hands on. He's only got one plot but I like it.
I am a Christian who doesn't go to church. (I used to but that's a long story best explained by reading my Spiritual Embezzlement Made Easy and Revolutionary Discipleship.)
I am a student of the occult who believes in the scientific method.
And I make the best donuts and pastry you've ever seen. (But I'd rather be writing.)