Disclaimer: I was given this book free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis (from Amazon)
Irv’s still employed at the mental hospital, a place where all the people who don’t “fit in” get jobs behind locked doors. It’s a crazy circus and Irv’s life is far from settling down. A free-loading porn stud and con man moves into our lad’s apartment, and the jerk won’t leave! It gets worse. Irv discovers the place where humanity hides it’s most shameful secret. And it’s not in the Buckhead Steak ‘n Brew where Irv becomes a salad boy/dishwasher. And it’s not at the Cloisters Restaurant where Irv get pushed into bussing tables while tripping on acid. And it’s not in Europe where he meets three people who change his life in ways he only read about in Sc-Fi novels and mystical books. Actually that “shameful secret” is no secret at all, yet only Irv wants to know it. Will our friend ever find his way back to Normal? Not yet.
Irv’s Odyssey: To the Light and Beyond is the second book in the Irv’s Odyssey trilogy. You can read my review of the first book here
I did prefer the first Irv’s Odyssey book to this one. I can’t really put my finger on why. I think maybe a little less happened, but I also didn’t like Irv so much in this book. He seemed a little self-centred in this one, especially towards the end. He makes a big thing of having morals, and debates things with himself but doesn’t really seem to listen to his own debates!v He was more decisive in this book however, it’s almost as if he has gone in the opposite direction, rather than debating with little action he is focusing on the action.
The author did explain that the visual hallucinations/disturbances would be more understandable in this book when I had trouble with them in the last book. He was right. They were still a little confusing but they made more sense- and I can see that they were set up to have a significance in the final book.
I haven’t see any other reviews of Irv’s Odyssey, but if you have written one leave your link in the comments and I will add it here.