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Strange Planet

(Strange Planet #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  26,734 ratings  ·  2,000 reviews
Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle, Strange Planet is 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 milestones such as:

The Emergence Day
Being Gains a Sibling
The Being Family
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ebook, 144 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Morrow Gift
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Shelli Negative. The firm stack of paper with pictures is of a diminutive size.

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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! ...more
Shelli
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Dr. Appu Sasidharan
(Regular Review) If laughter is the best medicine in the world, this book should be your drug of choice to treat melancholy and anhedonia.

The Ikea Effect


Sadness


Seriousness


There is no need to think twice, just go for it :)
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Kemper
I enjoyed this collection of humorous drawings so I have posted this message on the part of the computer network known as Adequate Eye Scans. It is owned by the same large company from which I purchased the collection so that they might sell more of them and become even larger. I am mildly uncomfortable about this process.

I am also aware that if other beings disagree with my assessment of the drawings, they will tell me in rude tones that I am incorrect.

Ah, but seriously folks...

I find Nathan Py
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Brittni Kristine
I don’t truly think this should count as a book I’ve read lmao. But I did buy it, and I did read it, and it does bring me joy. So.
Dan Schwent
Strange Planet is a collection of cartoons from Nathan Pyle. It pokes fun at various aspects of human life through the eyes of some aliens.

Each Strange Planet strip is a single page with four panels, although some strips are linked. I don't normally do web comics but I couldn't resist this one. The cynical humor is right up my alley. The art is a little crude but it doesn't detract from the humor in the least.

That's pretty much it. Here's the link to Nathan Pyle's page for all the Strange Planet
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Welcome to 2020 . . . .



Strange Planet snips had been all over my Instagram so I decided it was high time to check out the entire book out from the library. It was delightful. If you are looking to turn your frown upside down, this may just be the ticket . . .


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Gabrielle
Nathan Pyle’s adorable web comic about aliens has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it a couple of years ago. It’s a little cynical, but still gentle enough to make me feel like our weird human habits are forgivable. I personally can’t resist a comic that does such a lovely job highlighting the small absurdities of daily-life behavior, especially when it comes to sports and pets. But more than that, there is a great emotional intelligence and insight under the surface of these simple co ...more
Clouds
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book changes the way you see the world.
I just shouted "Younglings! Gather, disrobe and submerge" to call my children for their bath.
It worked.
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Jessica
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
☠Kayla☠
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These little alien creatures are my absolute favorites. I love the way they speak and how they explain normal everyday human life. This book is perfect in so many ways and so funny to read. It's one of those books you can read over and over again and never get bored of. I recommend it to everyone because it's just so enjoyable and so funny. Nathan W. Pyle is such a talented person! ...more
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

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I do not follow the Strange Planet comics but I keep getting exposed to them anyway because they're constantly showing up in my Twitter feed. I always found them amusing, so when I found out that Nathan Pyle just released a collection of his work, I was excited to read it. How do I even begin to describe Strange Planet? Through the medium of aliens who talk like Vulcans, Pyle examines some of the strange things we do on the day-to-day, t
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karen
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CONGRATULATIONS, WINNER! goodreads choice awards best HUMOR 2020!

i love this guy and maybe someday i will get around to reviewing his books - eek!
Alice Lippart
Excellent!
Dave Schaafsma
Here it is on Instagram, the basis for this 2020 Goodreads Humor award-winning book, yaye, congrats:

https://www.instagram.com/nathanwpyle...

I was amused at this book which is really how aliens might find ordinary human behavior here on earth. And that's the joke. I think if I were to watch one of them every week or so I would like it (even) more, like pudding, which is really great once a week, but when I binge-read this because I was reading the top three GR Humor vote-getters and I read it ALL
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to William Morrow Gift for the free copy in exchange for an honest review

This comic is seriously so much fun. It's one of the cleverest things I've read in a while. A comic that follows aliens who have come to earth and are still trying to figure out the oddities of our society is genius and it was brilliantly executed. I highly recommend checking this book out. Also, check out the Instagram Profile!



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AH I'm SO EXCITED TO HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK IN MY HANDS

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Laura
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lexxi Kitty
This book caused me much amusement. There were many moments my mouth made sounds of joy. There were also moments when my mouth was silent, but that's okay. In those moments I had lovely images of grey-ish blue-ish blobs to gaze upon.

Rating: 5+

March 3, 2020
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Julie
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, graphic-novel
I love this book! It's going on my wishlist. Strange Planet has given me many a laugh just when I needed it and I shared the fun with others also. I would keep it longer, but I know someone else is waiting in the hold queue at the Library and we all need something to laugh about these days. ...more
Nostalgia Reader
My facial orbs enjoyed visually intaking the artistic renderings applied to these pages!!
Michael || TheNeverendingTBR
I feel more attractive.
Honestly, you are.
It’s the star damage.
I CRAVE STAR DAMAGE!

This one was a quirky and funny look at a distant world that's very similar to our own and how aliens deal with every day situations and scenarios that us humans do in our daily life.

Perfect little book to read in bed at night with a cuppa tea.

If you’re a fan of the comics, then you should love this book!
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Sara
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 ou
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Melissa Chung
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 a ...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! ...more
Timothy Urges
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An adorable and amusing gift from one of my best friends.
Furrawn
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ha! This book is funny. The turns of phrase are quick-witted. The thing about this book is it makes use of everyday objects and situations to point out how unique our planet is.

I remember babysitting long ago... the toddler had just learned to walk. I remember him standing, looking, and then starting to take a step in a direction. Then, he’d turn in another direction and the same thing would happen. He basically turned in a circle for a minute or two. EVERYTHING he could see was so filled with
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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
Leah
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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