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Moon People

3.28 of 5 stars 3.28  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  16 reviews
"This Book is based on the turning point for Earth into a new era of space travel and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. The story focuses on one Man by the Name of David Braymer and his adventures from High school teacher to 1st Science Officer on board the Lunar Base 1 Mobile Base Station and his encounters with Alien Life forms through out our universe and the space ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 5th 2008 by Xlibris, Corp.
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There are no words that could describe this book writing collection of words randomly put together on paper. I would like to nominate for execution all self publishers that allow complete piles of putrescence, like this, to be printed and released upon the unsuspecting public. I don't want punishment for these people I want professional concentrated torture. The Geneva Convention be damned, these people deserve it all. I want medieval torture to look like spa day after they are done.

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Jul 19, 2009 furious rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of experimental literature
Shelves: sci-fi, self-pub, borrowed
i've only just begun reading Moon People, but so far it is nothing short of a radical reworking of literary form. it is like a novel written by someone who has never read a novel. any & all conventions of the English language in its written form are either completely disregarded, or mutated to fit into Dale M. Courtney's singular worldview. let me give a quick example. this is a painstakingly accurate excerpt from the beginning of Chapter 8 - Saying Good-Bye:

Then David said by Monday Hallowe
Moon People has reshaped my literary perceptions. After reading the heroic story of Captain David Braymer, 1st Science Officer of the space ship USS Lunar Base One, I feel as if I have been unbound from the restraints put in place by a dozen English teachers. "Amazing", I said to myself, when I realized the linguistic flexibility that comes from releasing character speech from its quotation marks. There is a certain joy that comes with exercising the freedom to end a sentence on any punctuation, ...more
'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' begins with "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it".

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" launches 'A Tale of Two Cities'.

Dale Courtney's literary masterpiece 'Moon People' opens thusly:
"This Story Begins on a beautiful sunny day in Daytona Beach Florida with a man by the name of David Braymer. A 45-year-old single man that works at the local high school as a science teacher. He also teaches astronomy in the 12-grad
kory kuhlmann
There is no book like it.
Some books are hard to read when distracted but Moon People is better one 3 page chapter per sitting.
There is no way all the grammatical errors are by accident and hope someday to brake the code contained within them.
Everyone who writes should try to read this book and than hug their first reads and their editors just in case I am wrong about the whole secret code thing.
I liked the story more than Twilight. Some questions seemed unresolved but that is okay because there
this was. a really good book. it had at least 80 pages which is 20 less then 100 i know but i still fill like it was a good value. this story is about a man, named david braymer, who becomes 1st science officer on lunar base 1 (like spok). lunar base 1 is shaped like an empty toilet paper roll which makes a lot of people on earth laugh. anyway the story starts in october just a few days before the shuttle launch on the 31. everyone is suspicious of the launch because its on halloween. now david ...more
Amazing. A timeless example of how to not write.
Essa Alroc
If you are only going to read one book this year, make it Moon People! This book is the literary equivalent of “Wheel of Fortune”. You will feel smarter for having read it. Much, much smarter.

You know, by comparison.

The author is either crazy, 8 years old, or an evil genius. Maybe all three. If this book were an entrée, it would be paired with pabst blue ribbon or a nice gallon of Allen’s coffee brandy.
Nathan Smith
What can I say? A truly groundbreaking piece that will be with me until my last days.
I do not like to give one star ratings, but this book did not even earn so much as one star.

I started out proof-reading my physical copy of this book because of the awful writing (or, as some have said, jumbled words). However, with the amount of corrections I was making per page, I would not have finished correcting this book within this year. It is only seventy-nine pages long.

I have never before read a book that forgoes the use of quotation marks around speech. I have never read a book wher
Alyssa Zulueta
I haven't read this book yet but from the excerpts that I've read, this "book" is full of grammatical errors and the author capitalizes a random word. I'm a writer myself and while my English may not be perfect, at least I sort of have an excuse. For one, English is not my first language and I'm sorry to say this but I can write better than Dale M. Courtney. I can see why this book is self-published because, while I don't know how publishing works, this manuscript would've been rejected by eve ...more
Dwayne Fry
Recently, an astronomer friend of mine posted something about this book on facebook. The article posted claimed it to be the worst book ever written. I was intrigued and decided to give it a read. 24 hours later, I could not bring myself to declare it the worst book ever written as I have not, to this date, read every book written. I can easily declare it the worst book I have ever read. To call this book sophomoric would be an insult to anything truly sophomoric. Throughout most of this book, I ...more
This book's grammar will haunt me for the rest of my days. Thank you for reminding me that dialogue needs quotation marks!
Going to read this one. I was laughing hysterically reading all the reviews on Publishers Weekly, Amazon, etc. I can hardly wait to see this "master peace" for myself!
In sheer strangeness, this book is perhaps unexcelled by any other.
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