Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review of The Princess and The Penis by RJ Silver

The Princess and The Penis by RJ Silver

After reading about 14,952 romance novels, a few things become clear. No matter what the story is about--a duke, a werewolf, a football player, a Carpathian vampire, a steampunky swashbuckler, a baker, a lawyer, a candlestick maker, or even an Orca shapeshifter--the real star of the show is actually...the penis. Yes, this is in fact true. It gets tons of attention, pages and pages of highly detailed description, and often saves the day.

If you have one male hero and one female heroine, then the star is one penis. If you have a slash novel (M/M), then you've got two. If you have a kinky erotica, there could be dozens, God help us. And if you have an alien or animal breed or whatever, you might find barbs or double-headed monsters, etc etc. The sky is really the limit. And by the end of the book, you've become intimately familiar with this star...its shape, size, texture, taste and performance ability.

Now imagine that you want to write a satire about romance. Why not eliminate the middle man and get right down to business? Just make the "hero" a penis. A big ole penis who romances a princess.

Well, hell...that is the most freakin' brilliant, clever, witty, and quirky premise for a story I've read in a very long time.

Not only has RJ Silver (who is a man, by the way) come up with a fabulous premise for this story, he has executed it perfectly. This book has everything...awesome cover art (look at her face! hee hee), snappy dialogue, a kind-hearted princess who loves to cuddle her new best bud just like her pet ferret, a flabbergasted king and queen who are stymied by their daughter's new "friend," an evil underendowed villain, great sidekicks (the aunties) for even more comedic relief, and finally, a true hero....a giant penis who has been bewitched, and only a kiss can set him free. (And yes, the princess gives the giant penis a kiss! Naughty, naughty girl!).

I'm not sure what RJ Silver has in mind for an encore, but I, for one, will be reading it.

Grade: A

Delighted with this wickedly delicious satire,

P.S. Right now the story is available for free at Goodreads!

ETA: Here is the link to RJ's website...he is hilarious...check it out!


KT Grant said...

When I first saw this, I thought it had to be a joke. But it was so good! Delicious is perfect to describe this adorable, LOL fairy tale.

It's just the penis is the Prince Charming. :P

Penny Watson said...

The ending was so great, I couldn't believe it! And I loved how the princess kept disappearing for "nap time"....hee hee! Awesome!

Tales of Whimsy said...
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Tales of Whimsy said...

You're right.
I won't be reading this but you most definitely have a point!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Juju! No, I don't think this book is your style, but it would probably give you a chuckle. ;^)

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

LMAO! What a great promo for your writing - a freebie with an eye-catching laugh out loud title. I've got to check this out!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Julia...follow the link to the freebie at Goodreads...this is a super quick and hilarious will get a big kick out of it!

Heidenkind said...

Ohhh you can't be serious. I don't believe it.

Penny Watson said...

Heidenkind....believe it, baby! Believe it!