I finished the third installment of Matthew Loux’s Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack and Benny tonight; it’s called The Truth About Dr. True, and I enjoyed it just as much as I have the first two. This one veers towards the supernatural side of the fantastical, which made for some amusing scenes and lines, and manages to make what could be a corny ending work. My only beef is the dad, who comes off as the clueless child to his sons’ strong personalities, while the mom is always the parent. I’m hoping for better things in the next book, although I get the impression that the author may be young, single, and childless, which can limit your ability to write about parent/child relationships in a way that rings completely true.
Then again, it could be worse.
They could be the parents from “Frozen.”