By Ben Sherwood
It is a tale of the best love, ever. An outlandish declare, outrageous probably, yet belief me--
And so commence the spell binding, unforgettable story of J. J. Smith, Keeper of the documents for The booklet of files, a regular guy trying to find the extraordinary. J.J. has clocked the world's longest non-stop kiss, 30 hours and forty five minutes. He has tested the lengthiest unmarried unbroken apple peel, 172 toes and four inches. He has measured the farthest flight of a champagne cork from an untreated, unheated bottle 177 ft nine inches. He has tasted the world's greatest menu merchandise, whole-roasted Bedouin camel.
But in all his experience from Australia to Zanzibar, J.J. hasn't ever witnessed nice love until eventually he comes upon a tiny windswept city within the heartland of the USA, the place parents nonetheless speak about relations, religion, and crops. Here, the place he final expects it, J.J. discovers an international list try out like no different: Piece by way of piece, a farmer is consuming a Boeing 747 to turn out his love for a woman.
In this giant panorama of cornfields and lightning storms, J.J. is doubly astounded to be struck via love from an identical lady, Willa Wyatt of the honey eyes and wild blond hair. It is a sense past degree, throwing J.J.'s conscientiously ordered international the other way up, proving that hears, like global files, may be damaged, and the best wonders in lifestyles can't be qualified.
Richly romantic, whimsical, and uplifting, The guy Who Ate the 747 is a flight of fancy from begin to finish. It stretches mind's eye, bends physics and biology, yet think it a little bit and you can end up attaining to your personal documents, the type that actually count. Written with tenderness, originality, and perception, choked with outdated heat and newfangled humor, it's a rare novel, a discovered treasure that marks the emergence of a huge storytelling tale.
From the Hardcover edition.