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Go, Mutants! by Larry Doyle
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Apr 03, 2012

did not like it
Read in April, 2012

I got about halfway through this one, but I couldn't finish it. Mutants is a hodgepodge of old sci-fi movie references, many from the 50's and 60's and few of which I knew. In fact, there's a detailed 25 page index in the back of all these obscure (to me) references. So, I guess it's a fun idea, but it just didn't work for me.

The humor in the book is really dry, ala The Hitchhiker's Guide. I'm definitely jealous of the guy's great vocabulary, and that was cool (you can see how I would appreciate someone else's vocab, eh). According to the jacket, author Larry Doyle was a writer for The Simpsons. This book definitely had a TV series feel to it.

In a dash of synchronicity, in the book there's a reference to the 1956 movie The Mole People, which I happened to surf past a Sunday morning or two ago. Hmm. The poster is in color, but the movie is in black and white. Whatever. Onward and upward.
yow, bill

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