How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive by Christopher Boucher is one of the most imaginative, interesting and captivating books I’ve read in a very long time. The plot focuses on the relationship between a father and his son; the son happens to be a VW—yes, that’s right, a beetle car. That would normally be quite disorienting, but after ten pages, I was hooked and worrying about the son’s diet. Boucher is a clever wordsmith who takes storytelling to the next level. The word play, unexpected developments and mix of reality and absurdity sent me flying throughout this book. I could not put it down and am still thinking about it a month later. I wrote to Boucher and told him I needed more of his writing asap… he’s working on novel #2 and I can hardly wait.