Insane-O-Tron is a collection of six short stories about unexpected characters in crazy situations, with plenty of action, adventure, Sci-Fi, fantasy, friendship, family and romance.
The title story, Insane-O-Tron, is about two best friends, one a man, the other his haircut, thrown into the middle of a plot to stop humans from ever existing. As they battle a lunatic scientist and his fast food employees, they attempt to travel back in time seventy two million years in order to save their future.
In The Family Family the former golden boy of TV comedy, Scott Scotterson, is tasked with reviving a failing TV show, by turning its family-themed plots, from wholesome and boring, into crude, over-the-top insanity.
Mallard Quackenbush explores the anxiety and paranoia of a father as his only daughter prepares to go on her first date with a duck.
Terry is the story of a small plastic pumpkin and his best friend Billy Skids. It’s a tale of friendship, of bullies and the glory of Halloween.
In The Perfect Day, Ernie the earwig takes a summer’s day trip to the warm, scum infested water of the gutter.
Brave Pony pits an awkward and socially outcast pony named Gooch against the deadliest threat Pony Land has ever known: a fire breathing dragon.
My Rating: 3 Stars!
Insane-O-Tron is an offbeat comedy written by Nick Alverson. This book speaks of everything from the mundane aspects of life to outrageous situations that could possibly occur only in the wildest of dreams. Peppered with obscenities, stories about everything from bodily functions to hallucinogenic possibilities are presented in the manuscript.
I did find this book humorous on several occasions: the ridiculous aspect of the stories was somewhat appealing to me. However, some of the humor was also quite raunchy which isn’t my every day “thing”. Overall, though, I do have to say that the bizarre and unpredictable outcomes gave me a laugh as I do tend to enjoy irony quite a bit!
If you like weird/raunchy/ironic humor you’d enjoy this story!
Where you can find Insane-O-Tron:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/insane-o-tron-nick-alverson/1122343491?ean=9780989664301
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