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Strange Planet

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  7,027 ratings  ·  738 reviews
I feel more attractive.
Honestly, you are.
It’s the star damage.
I CRAVE STAR DAMAGE.

Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name, Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planet’s inhabitants, including
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Morrow Gift
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
i loved this so much! i don't follow the original instagram for these alien comics, but a lot of people i follow tend to repost them on their story. in some ways this reminded me of everyone's an aliebn when you're an aliebn too, which is one of my favorite books of all time! though this one definitely leaned more on the humor side of things. this is such a fun and quick little read. if you're looking for a little mood booster, i'd recommend checking this out!
Shelli
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all beings who enjoy mirth
Recommended to Shelli by: Nathan’s Instagram
1/8/2020: I have completed viewing the firm stack of paper with pictures! I will now pass unsolicited judgement upon it!

First of all, this firm stack of paper with pictures (in color!) is of surprisingly small dimensions. I have surmised that it is the perfect size for you to conceal with festive wrapping so that you can give it to another being to possess (after they destroy the festive concealment). The pictures are grouped into useful categories, including Young Beings, Friendship, Adulthood,
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Alice Lippart
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!
Jessica
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The appeal lies in both the hilarious way he describes common things like fridges and cats and salad, and in the astute way he points out the ridiculousness of the things we humans do.
Laura
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The comics I’ve read before had me smiling. The new ones made me giggle, especially new terms that I had not seen before, like two-wheel foot pusher (bicycle) and dying plants (flowers) that you put into the death cylinder (vase). I greatly enjoy how these comics make you reevaluate what we say as humans and how sometimes even our normal sayings are funny, but they become extra funny when translated into alien.

And then the last comic!! Curious development.
Rod Brown
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simple concept, huge laughs. Pyle has aliens re-enact/experience everyday human activities to expose the hilarious craziness of things we accept as perfectly normal.
Melissa Chung
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
I'm so so happy Nathan W. Pyle combined some of his comics into a bound book because I was tired of posting these comics onto my Facebook page to share with friends and family. Now I can just buy the book and send them to my loved ones. I have been following Nathan for about a year now on Instagram and look forward to all his daily comics. I find his alien characters to be endearing and I love the way they talk. The aliens use the most awkward word to explain how they are feeling and what they ...more
Hannah Galler
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the many perks of working in a library is when things are ordered that you didn't know existed! So much delight in one little book!
Rebecca
I love these simple cartoons about aliens and the sense they manage to make of Earth and its rituals. The humor mostly rests in their clinical synonyms for everyday objects and activities (parenting, exercise, emotions, birthdays, office life, etc.). Pyle definitely had fun with a thesaurus while putting these together. It’s also about gentle mockery of the things we think of as normal: consider them from one remove, and they can be awfully strange. My favorites are still about the cat. You can ...more
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Nostalgia Reader
My facial orbs enjoyed visually intaking the artistic renderings applied to these pages!!
Ruth
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely, sweet. A perfect Sunday read.
Becca
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun and cute book! Definitely a must read if you want to feel good and have a good chuckle!
Sarah Mac
Too cute.

I love STRANGE PLANET for its gentle humor & sweet nature -- the little blue-grey beings are so adorably upbeat & kind without being twee or sappy. Given that my 2 most favorite comic strips are THE FAR SIDE & PEARLS BEFORE SWINE (with CALVIN & HOBBES earning a close bronze medal), it's safe to say I'm not usually into 'gentle' humor. But Mr Pyle has a gift for random absurdity in everyday life -- things like vacuum cleaners, socks, neighbors, tattoos, hiking, cut
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Eunice Moral
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhhh this books is just the cutest and most clever!!! I love it so muchhhhh!
Enya
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
- Where is your pain

In my emotions

- I don't understand

No one ever does
Leah
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I follow the author on IG and love them! I wish the book was a bit longer, but I really liked the selection here. Particularly loved a lot of the comics in the Adulthood section.


Really enjoyed, and I hope that we get more collections in the future.
Amanda Oliver
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know it was possible for these comics to get cuter by OH MY WORD this book just melted my cardiovascular l i f e chamber.
Julie
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A nice quick read for book 1 of the year! Very clever and funny.
Oswego Public Library District
What began as a social media sensation is now a book, and what a gem it is. For those who are unfamiliar, Strange Planet features a group of aliens who venture into adulthood, into friendship, into nature, and through the general everyday monotony of life. These beloved creatures provide a series of observations about the odd customs of the world in an exceedingly clever way while remaining utterly relatable. Not only do they use inventive phraseology to describe common events, but they have ...more
Sara
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nathan Pyle's premise with his lovely "Strange Planet" cartoons is simple but totally profound. Pale blue, dark eyed alien creatures living their lives just like we do, the only real difference is they speak entirely literally. Got a crush on someone? You have "a massive compression on that being." Kid got a loose tooth? Their "mouthstone has destabilized." Cat won't stay out of the Christmas Tree ornaments? "The erratic creature is obsessed with the festive objects."

Sometimes spelling things
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Panda Incognito
Earlier this year, when I first started seeing alien comics on social media, I had a hard time understanding them. However, after a friend explained the concept to me, I became a fan, appreciating the aliens' clever vocabulary and observations about the objects and practices that humans take for granted as entirely ordinary. Since I am a literal-minded person who enjoys thinking about things from an offbeat perspective, this appeals to me very much, and when I learned that the artist was ...more
Erica
I'm always amused when the internet turns into a book because the internet was supposed to kill books, and yet...

I'm sure many of us have seen these little blue people comics being shared around the 'webs. Now some of the best have been collected in this book along with previously unseen cartoons and the whole thing is delightful.

I enjoy these typically-four-panel strips (some are eight) both because of the literalism and because these beings seem to encapsulate so many of my friends. I
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Stacey
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Nathan Pyle and his comics! Cute collection of what he’s posted on instagram.
Lauren
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been following these comics for the past year and now they're compiled in a book! These aliens are adorable and funny, and speak a type of English all their own.
Rachel Lachut
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Worthy of many handsmacks.
Lara
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you've never seen the Strange Planet comics by Nathan Pyle, look them up. They're funny, clever, and sweet.
Carolw
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious read! It makes you think.
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
I first encountered this artist and his hilariously accurate vignettes on social media, thanks to a friend sharing them. I always smile, at minimum, when reading one. More often, I'm chuckling or snortling with the best of them. :D

When I saw that a book was being published, I knew I'd be purchasing some for gifts and one for myself. Done and done!

Pages and pages of everyday life topics are demonstrated through clever humor and heartfelt truth: sports, visits from the tooth fairy, travel, makeup,
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Juan Sebastian Quintero Santacruz
A delightful reading. The funny-image-maker really excel at funny-image-making. I recommend acquire this creation, that is why I give the amount of five simplified five-pointed yellow star symbols.
Would be nice an introductory explanation on the creative process synthesized in few words by the funny-image-creator but it is not contain in the collection of pages.
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