I won this little novella on First Reads and read the entire thing in one sitting. It's shorter than what I was expecting it to be, even after havingI won this little novella on First Reads and read the entire thing in one sitting. It's shorter than what I was expecting it to be, even after having received it. The last twenty or thirty pages are an excerpt from the second book in the series, so the actual book is only something like 150 pages.
I liked the author's style and sense of humor, but more than anything, I really enjoyed the dialogue shared between characters. It's spot on. It's an entertaining tale in a dangerous, chaotic world. No one is safe! Cops, politicians, and even Santa Claus are enemies here.
I wish I had gotten to spend more time with the characters though, and no, not in the "I'd like to read an entire series about these people" kind of way either. After it was over, I felt like the characters could have all been replaced and the story wouldn't have changed in any way.
Also, the editing/formatting is pretty distracting. Every sentence has about five spaces between the last and the curse words have all been censored with asterisks. Either say the word or don't, don't censor it. Completely took me out of the story every time that happened. The dialogue also shifts from using the traditional quotation marks to not using them (Cormac McCarthy-style). Either way is fine by me, but using both styles in the same book for no reason at all is confusing.
Overall, I enjoyed the story and will read the second book out of curiosity (which I guess I'll be getting for free come January for writing this review...at least that's what the publisher's letter that came with the book said. We'll see.)...more
Girlfriends are weird, right? I mean most of the time they want your complete and total attention, yet never want to do anything you want to do...whicGirlfriends are weird, right? I mean most of the time they want your complete and total attention, yet never want to do anything you want to do...which makes the whole giving your complete attention thing difficult.
In Jon Meyers' book PINK PLANET, the author firmly raises his middle finger to unsupportive girlfriends (you supportive ones are cool as hell, by the way, but know that you are rare fish in a vast sea, at least in my experience). The book tells the story of a guy named Milo who is obsessed with a porn star named Molly Methhead. Ms Methhead is the star of the new video game Pink Planet, which causes Milo's head to nearly explode, seeing as how video games are just as important to him as she is.
But of course, real world problems keep distracting him from his obsessions. His girlfriend is sleeping around on him, and while this annoys him, he still can't help but think of Molly and his quest to unlock the bonus scene of the game.
Pink Planet hilariously explores a life consumed by both reality and virtual reality in the filthiest, sleaziest way imaginable. I had a lot of fun reading this and you will too....more
Pure shit. Guy writes in sporadic, convoluted manner (he HAS to or else people will discover the guy has nothing to say) and hides behind big ideas thPure shit. Guy writes in sporadic, convoluted manner (he HAS to or else people will discover the guy has nothing to say) and hides behind big ideas that that sound interesting when summarized, but is an absolute nightmare to tread in. People who enjoy Pynchon probably read this book in their 20's while smoking clove cigarettes and drinking some PBR. If I ever meet any of you, I won't argue Pynchon with you (because you are wrong and the conversation is not worth my time), but I promise to plant a real book in your hands...something like McCarthy's CHILD OF GOD. Fuck everyone that has read GR more than once. You're the worst kind of human....more