Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches

Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches is Alan Brough’s second middle fiction novel. And yes, if you’re wondering, it’s the same Alan Brough, comedian of Spicks and Specks fame. I have to admit, I hate cockroaches and approached this book warily.  I forgot all about cockroaches’ creepiness in the moment I started reading. This novel is a crack up and I loved the main character Charlie. His observations and notes are hilarious.

Take a missing friend, a mysterious black box, a useless burglar, and a sprinkling of fantasy, roll it together, and you have a fantastic novel for readers aged between 7 and 10 years.

It’s an hilarious adventure.

Reviewed by Sue