"An absolute blast! This is not only the best Oz tribute story I've ever read, it's also one of the best books I've ever read period." - CARLTON MELLICK III, author of Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland
"Here's an unusual story for you. In the not too distant future, the government reveals that it has secretly been in contact with Oz for many years. It is possible to visit, although the portal doesn't work for everyone. Sometimes they're left standing where they were, on other occasions they die in spectacular fashion. The protagonist decides to emigrate in search of the woman he admires, and finds himself in a strange land where unoccupied cars travel about in packs and electric guitars grow on trees. He also arrives just in time to get caught up in a war between the legitimate rulers, Ozma and Glinda, and the army of the Hollow Man, a would-be usurper. Fortunately, our hero has brought with him a remarkable laptop computer which becomes sentient in Oz. This is an authentic Oz novel, but it starts and ends in very strange places, and the middle is pretty weird as well. The story sets its claws in your imagination early on, and never lets go through a series of adventures, confrontations, and revelations. For the weird little kid in you." -- DON D'AMMASSA, Science Fiction Chronicle
This Oz has magic, but it plays by its own rules, lending a surreal and whimsical vibe to the story.
It's a rare thing when the atmosphere in a book seems so real and speaks to me on such a level that I want to find a way in and live there.
The story is told through an alternating perspective with his friend, Aurora, who works in the titular Emerald Burrito restaurant.
This book was on my "to be read" list for a while. I was really excited to read it. Maybe I had higher expectations than I should have. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Bennett
From the Files of Sheldon Nylander:
I came across a publication the other day called "The Emerald Burrito of Oz," put together by John Skipp and Marc Levinthal. Read more
Too many people shrug off books under the tag of Bizarro and I think a fellow reviewer has alluded to the same but people like Baum and Carroll are Bizarros ancestors. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by menwithoutfeet
So the United States has finally found a portal to the magical Land of Oz. A place where inanimate objects come alive, where animals are intelligent and where childhood characters... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Justin Coons
I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical of an Oz related book, thankfully, this feeling didn't last long. Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Sir Ethan of Potatolamp
The Emerald Burrito of Oz tells the story of Gene from Los Angelos taking a trip to the land of Oz to visit his friend Aurora. Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by Matthew Vaughn
What more can I say but wow. They take beloved characters and build a story for a new generation! Dorthy, Tin man, Scarecrow, and The Lion like you have never seen them before. Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by zombiegirl86
Well I liked this book for the first fifty pages or so but then it turned into a chore to get through, I'm afraid. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by progman
Think the original Oz books are plenty strange...but looking for something even stranger? This may just fit the bill. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by 13visions