An epic tale of tragedy ... a sweeping historical drama with hundreds of characters ... a gritty political thriller set in a country you've never heard of -- The Wish Book is none of these. What The Wish Book actually is, well that's something you'll have to decide for yourself. Is it one of the funniest books of the year? Some readers say so. Is it a sweet, romantical story that'll remind you of your first big high school crush? Some readers say that, too. Is there a hero, a villain, a pretty girl, a guy with a 665 (not quite a 666) on his head, a mysterious mystery and a fantastic finish? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. Is it an epic tale of tragedy, a sweeping historical drama, a gritty political thriller? No, no, and definitely no, and we won't keep bringing them up. The Wish Book takes you deep into the California redwoods to the weird 'n' wacky world of Lake Giardia County, where a surprising discovery by one of the locals leads to all kinds of merry mix-ups and madcap shenanigans. We think you'll agree that this is one of the most inventive books you'll ever have the pleasure of owning and displaying prominently. Chris Strodder's critically acclaimed adventure novel, Lockerboy (2002), was hailed by Ben Fong-Torres (former editor at Rolling Stone magazine) as "an amazing trip you won't soon forget."