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Review of The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen

My review of The Office of Lost and Found as posted on Geek Syndicate The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen  (pub. Anarchy Books .) The Office of Lost and Found (TOOLF) is a dark comedy in the vein of Robert Rankin and Douglas Adams. Thomas Locke has a talent for finding things.  His boss, the dark shadowy figure that is Lafarge, is exceptionally good at making them disappear.  But we’re not talking handbags, dogs and car keys here.  Oh no.  We’re talking people re-incarnated as toasters, the joy of childhood and the Gods themselves. Throw into the mix Veronica Drysdale who hires Locke to find her missing husband Vincent and uncovers a lifetime of deceit and stolen emotions when her dishwasher innocuously breaks down. TOOLF comes across as an amalgamation of a number of short stories all connected by Thomas and Veronica with Lafarge and the villainous Vincent as key supporting players throughout.  We are carried along a wandering path where household goods and ornaments