The Hat is Humorous and Original

The Blurb:

41ttPYmy6PLLizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.

She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather. This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.

Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.

Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs, and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.

Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length. Wonderful escapism for an afternoon.

My Review:

Rating: ★★★★★

When 21-year-old Lizzie’s grandmother passes away, she seeks a memento, a personal item meant to help the young woman grieve Granny. But an uncle gets there before her, and has liquidated much of Grandma’s personal effects. A last-minute decision finds Lizzie snatching an old hat from the remainder of the possessions. Thus begins the often-humorous journey of Lizzie and the Hat.

Author C. S. Boyack is a master storyteller with an incredible imagination. He has created a world and characters that stand out as original and seriously entertaining. Boyack mixes humor with high adventure in equal measures. Giving a memorable personality to a hat is something only a skilled writer can do. I found this story to be delightful and fun. This is the first book in a series that I look forward to completing.

I highly recommend this tale to any reader who enjoys originality at its finest. A wonderful work from an author worthy of celebration. Well done, Mr. Boyack.

About the Author:

knaod4mgs65nhtupfiubp3ci00._SX450_I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.

I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.

I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.


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53 thoughts on “The Hat is Humorous and Original

  1. Jan Sikes

    I love your review, Beem. The Hat sold me on the entire series and I’ve read them all. I totally agree that Craig is a master storyteller! Such an imagination! Thank you for sharing, and congrats to Craig!

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  2. coldhandboyack

    Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Beem Weeks posted this wonderful review of The Hat today. Since the Good Liniment tour is still going on it seems appropriate to mention the story that started it all. Beem is a friend and Story Empire partner. Make sure you check out his stories while you’re over there.

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  3. Marcia

    I loved this book, and totally agree that Craig has a phenomenal imagination. I’ve enjoyed all of his work to date, and am looking forward to reading more! Congratulations, Craig, on such a terrific review, and thanks for sharing your thoughts, Beem. 😊

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    This book was the first I read of Craig’s, Beem, and what an introduction to his creativity. I loved it, especially the Hat’s discovery of technology. So funny. I still remember it. Congrats to Craig on another wonderful review. 🙂

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