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4.56  ·  Rating Details ·  125 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
NGLND XPX was written to grab you by the ankle and drag you screaming into a world of funny and not so funny scifi-ish fiction, a soupcon of some dashed fine adventure and a spot of Ealing-esque farce.

Rub shoulders with robots carrying teddy bears issuing tablets of Commandments to chaps wandering out of the desert. Squirm in a grandstand seat during an Industrial Revoluti
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Published October 11th 2013 by The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company
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S.R. Mallery
May 15, 2014 S.R. Mallery rated it it was amazing
****Flexing English Muscles

First off, I must say that no one utilizes the English language quite like Ian Hutson does. NO one. His “NGLND XPX,” a unique, delightfully witty blend of short stories displays an array of creative characters and plots that, in turn, causes one to giggle profusely while shaking a shock-and-awed head at the scope of each turn of phrase. With the insightful political satire of George Orwell, the dark fantasy of Roahl Dahl, the mechanical know-how of Phillip K. Dick, an
Amalie Jahn
There’s something about British humor that always tickles me so I was hoping NGLAND XPX would not disappoint. Not only was I not disappointed, I was in fact delighted with the ten short stories within. Each story, in its own way, spoke volumes about the author’s view of our current status as a society. With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, he delivers page after page of honest (I dare say to a fault) insights about the state of our “civilization.” However, Hutson’s truth is not told ...more
Christoph Fischer
"NGLND XPX" by Ian Hutson is a very entertaining collection of humorous short stories, some absurd and off the wall, others more satirical and tongue in cheek.
The subjects of the stories range from science fiction and futuristic ideas to more traditional British and political themes.
As a non-British person living in the UK much of the stories that were rooted in persiflage and caricature of the contemporary Britain were particularly funny for me but even if you do not know who Boris or Blair ar
Books On Fire Tours
Jan 21, 2014 Books On Fire Tours rated it it was amazing
I have been dying to read to this book for a long time and it did not disappoint!! Ian Hutson in his eccentric, highly intelligent and "madder than the mad hatter" humour, delivered ten stories reminiscent of the narration of Dr. Suez combined with the eloquent high English of Jane Austin novels in tales so over-the-top satirical, off-the-rocker funny (literally) and sometimes ironic that you can not help but love his work! He has a paradoxical "go" at England, some Political figures and famous ...more
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Nov 01, 2013 Chris The Story Reading Ape rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-reviewed
For an adventure into the wonderfully colourful and no holds barred world of British Satire and Farce type humour, this is the book you've been waiting for.

Paddle in the gentle sea of words lapping around your mind, swim strongly through the surfers waves of words as they build to a crescendo and run desperately to keep just ahead of the tsunami of words in case they engulf you.

These stories have words like such waves and more - I enjoyed them immensely.

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Steph Bennion
Jul 05, 2016 Steph Bennion rated it liked it
Shelves: comedy-sci-fi, humour
I found this a bit hit and miss. The author definitely has a distinctive style but I thought the wordplay often got in the way of the satire and the story. There are some gems here nonetheless. The one about the comet was my favourite...
Allison Hawn
Feb 17, 2015 Allison Hawn rated it it was amazing
I'm in a little bit of an anachronistic time flux writing this review. You see I really want to say, "Ian Hutson has done it again!" because this is the second book of his that I have read. However, as this book was released previously to "The Cat Wore Electric Goggles," (which if you haven't read you need to get on that stat!) so that feels like I'm putting new flying traffic regulations before the hover-car. Do I say "Ian Hutson has done it again for the first time?" Do you see my conundrum? ...more
Elias Zapple
Aug 01, 2014 Elias Zapple rated it it was amazing
My slugs and I get through a vast number of books. Quite often that's due to running out of logs for the fire however, this is one book I would never burn - partly because it's on my e-reader and I can't afford to buy a new one (plus the fumes from the e-reader would probably kill off my slugs). The other 'partly' reason is that Ian Hutson is a veritable comedic genius and every word needs to be savoured like those sweetmeats he mentioned. What we have here are a collection of short stories ...more
Stefania Mattana
I've been following Ian Hudson on Twitter for a while, then I decided to purchase one of his book as I was impressed by his witty tweets.
Well, Nglnd Xpx is the novel I was expecting from such a brilliant mind. Funny, subtle and enjoyable, page after page.
I saw a cat with googles on Twitter, I think I'm going to buy also this Hutson's book.
Don't miss them out!
Sheryl Seal
NGLND XPX by Ian Hutson is a wonderful and unique blend of short stories!
So very witty and creative with characters and story-lines which had me laughing out loud (LOL) many times throughout this awesome book!
Very imaginative Mr. Ian Hutson, my cheeks are still sore from smiling and giggling, I highly recommend 'NGLND XPX' for a rollicking good time!
Anna Othitis
Aug 02, 2014 Anna Othitis rated it it was amazing
Within these pages are old people in space, conscripted into the English military (and we have no idea how we're ever going to get the universe to smell fresh and clean again)
Ian's imagination and wonderful facility for language are a real delight!!!Great British humor. Fun Fun !!! to read
James Chalk
Aug 03, 2014 James Chalk rated it it was amazing
Farcical sci-fi at its best!
What a great collection of short stories. Written in the true tradition of classic science fiction but with a British satirical flare. These hilarious tales will make you laugh and make you think!
Gale Stanley
Aug 01, 2014 Gale Stanley rated it it was amazing
A friend took notice of my blue mood and loaned me a copy of NGLND XPX. I absolutely loved this collection of laugh out loud short stories. It gave me an amusing escape from life’s problems. I recommend it!
Hunter Jones
Aug 03, 2014 Hunter Jones rated it it was amazing
Wonky! This is absolutely brill. English humo(u)r at it's wonkiest. Original and laugh out loud funny. You have to read this one.
Martha Sockel
Aug 06, 2014 Martha Sockel rated it it was amazing
When science fiction meets English farce, you know you are in for a treat.
A wonderful mix of Terry Pratchett and John Cleese, this will delight all lovers of the Goons and Monty Python.
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