Before I jump into today's sci-fi book review ... I want to tell you something exciting: I got three spam comments on yesterday's post!!! All within 5 minutes of one another! Squeeeeee!!
Recently due to Lady Glamis' lovely post, I turned off my word verification (I really did like the post!! This is not a slam against Michelle. Anyway...) Tada!!! Spam! :D
The thing is ... it made me laugh more than anything. And think something like: Ahhhh, the price of popularity.
The comments weren't perverse or in a different language or super giant sized so I left them up if you are at all interested in random things that have NOTHING to do with ANYTHING. Oh and the word verification is still off for comments. No need to punish you, dear reader.
However, next time the spammers crap on my blog they will be cut from the comments with the swift, sharp blade of my flaming sword. Yes. I have a flaming sword. I use it on adverbs and unsolicited advertisements.
On to the review, then, shall we?
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The Android's Dream
Jacketflap: "A human diplomat kills his alien counterpart. Earth is on the verge of war with a vastly superior human race. A lone man races against time and a host of enemies to find the one object that can save our plant and our people from alien enslavement .... A sheep."
First, look at this cover! Every time I look at it I chortle a bit. So really this cover is a perfect one for this book ... because the book made me chortle quite a bit as well.
Scalzi twists strange humor into his plot and characters every chance he gets. He really leaves no room for anything but a good belly laugh. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book and I was more pleased with it than I first imagined. There were some moments of prose digression which I found myself skimming, but all in all: unique characters, quirky twists, laugh-out-loud funny.