Nine-year-old Bobby Humblebeach feels that he lives in the most boring town in America. The fact that he is the son of an unemployed adventurer, Bobby feels that his current living situation is an injustice. After all, an adventurer's son should live somewhere...adventurous! But when Bobby, along with two of his friends - Sam and Dirk - stumble upon a piece of land smack dab in the middle of the past, present, and future, known only as the Eye Pocket, he feels as if he has struck gold. Suddenly, his town doesn't seem as boring as it originally did. Now, leaving his couch, and remote control behind, Mr. Humblebeach decks himself, Bobby, Sam, and Dirk out in the finest gear for a pack of explorer's, and heads out to investigate the world they've just found. However, it is soon obvious that the mission has hit turmoil, when the four explorers dig up a mysterious gold chest, only to learn that they've disturbed its crooked owners.
I will admit that I had reservations when I first received this book, but I could not be more happy with the outcome. E.J. Crow is a new force to be reckoned with in the world of children's writers. His characters are fresh and exciting; his plot original and fast-paced; and his story absolutely spell-binding. Readers will be able to relate easily to Bobby's complaints about living in the most boring town in America; and find themselves searching for an Eye Pocket of their own. THE FANTASTIC SOCIETY OF PECULIAR ADVENTURES is an idea of a lifetime that will appeal to readers and their parents, and leave everyone grappling to become a member. A riveting tale filled with magic, technology, and a splash of mystery!