This little tale is supposed to be humor. The situations that were supposed to be funny were easily recognized, they just weren't. The main character was stupid, made stupid choices repeatedly and was aware of each stupid choice as he was making it and could have extricated himself from the situation. In fact, if he had tried and failed, that may have been funny. The story read like the plot of a bad movie that is SUPPOSED to be bad. but is bad in a funny way. The first stupid choices were forgivable because he made them out of a willingness to help others. Many people have made rash, even stupid, choices out of a willingness to help others. The story meandered along and I continued to read, hoping the story would at least act like it was going to develop. But then I hit a section where he was berating himself and debating his "stupidity vs sanity" and I had to stop. The string of...
In one day Stan loses his job, his house is foreclosed upon and his ex-wife is abducted by aliens, much to the detriment of her lesbian lover.
Stan travels from Detroit to Empyrean, Arizona to find his ex-wife, (because he's just that kind of guy) and finds himself in the craziest town full of even crazier residents.
He buys the bankrupt Deluxe UFO Tour Company on the advice of a talking Chihuahua who is the Mayor of the town and with the help of elderly gunfighters and two lady sumo wrestlers he defeats an alien invasion consisting of ancient Chinese eunuch vampires and a horny Alien Starship Commander.
Now if this doesn't pique your interest, nothing will!
This is a funny and cynical book that takes potshots at our modern society. Couldn't put it down.
Only gave it 4 stars because for me, it started out slow but it finishes with a bang!
You have been fasting, working out, cramming for one of life's finals. Then you come upon Deluxe UFO Tour Company and like a Cheeseburger & Fries or a single malt and a Sherman MCD you relax and enjoy the moment. While it may not go down in the classic's I had a blast just going for the ride. A main character that you WILL relate to and galaxy of of the quirks and bizarre that live in the place I hope to find the glorious town of Empyrean, Arizona. So do your self a very pleasant click. Mr Wharton has given us who struggle, toil, and dodge the falling ACME safes, a night to grin, giggle, and dare I say, Hope for us that need all of that and I just want more.
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