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Blonde Bombshell by Tom Holt
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Jan 19, 12

Read from January 13 to 18, 2012

A dog's best friend is his man. That's how this insane book begins and ends. In between I learned that sentient beings called Ostar, who are dogs, are actually descendants of 2 dogs shot into space from the US in the 1950s. The dogs went through a wormhole and landed on Ostar 100 million years ago. They evolved into very intelligent beings with technology that far surpasses those on Earth or Dirt as the Ostars call it.

One of the Ostars wants to wipe out the Earth because music is coming through space and causing havoc on Ostar - they've never had music and it causes everyone to tap their feet (paws), make tum-ti-tum noises and subsequently get no work done. Clearly the creators of this music have to go.

The story on Earth is about the intelligent bomb sent from Ostar to wipe out the humans and how it (or its probe) comes to meet the smartest human, Lucy. There is a plot to steal billions in currency from banks - no one knows how or who is doing it. There are 2 Ostars who look like humans who are from the Ostar version of the SPCA. And of course a genius scientist/drunk who lost his dog when he was a kid - aliens took it.

You get to read the book to fill in all the details. If you like the irreverence and insanity of Tim Dorsey, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Christopher Moore, you will love this. Tom Holt is great.

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