Tag: Farcical

Spike Milligan – Frankenstein According to Spike Milligan | Review

Title: Frankenstein According to Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 132

Rating: 4/5

This book is literally Spike Milligan’s take on Frankenstein, essentially a retelling that’s told in his unique brand of humour. Because of that, you’re probably going to want to read Mary Shelley’s original before you read this one, though I suppose it isn’t mandatory.

Milligan’s humour is farcical and funny, at least to me, and I’m also a pretty big Frankenstein fan and so I thought I should go ahead and dive in. It’s strange, as you might expect, but it’s also pretty good. If you’re into the Mel Brooks style of comedy horror, you’re probably going to like it. It certainly made me laugh a few times.

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Larry Weiner – Hindu Sex Aliens | Review

Title: Hindu Sex Aliens

Author: Larry Weiner

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 208

Rating: 4*/5

 

Larry Weiner - Hindu Sex Aliens

Larry Weiner – Hindu Sex Aliens

 

This is a very odd book, even compared to Paradise Rot and Once Again, with Blood, the first two books in this trilogy. This one is the finale of Weiner’s Island books, but this one breaks the pattern of the previous two by basically taking the writing rulebook and setting fire to it.

Weiner himself is a character here, and it works surprisingly well. Weiner doesn’t just break the fourth wall – he drops a nuke on it. The reader is treated to transcripts between Weiner and his psychiatrist as they discuss his writer’s block and his inability to finish the third book in his series. And so of course, in the end, he goes along to the very island that he created to find out what happens.

At the same time, aliens are invading and IT engineers from HP in a parallel universe are making their way to the island. Plus there are yoga mums and Hindu deities and a quite frankly impressive amount of amusing sex. This is delightfully farcical and satirical and a worthy end to the trilogy. Now I think I need a holiday.

 

Larry Weiner

Larry Weiner

 

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