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5.0 out of 5 stars Abraham Lincoln vs. A Dinosaur!, February 9, 2012
This review is from: Rx - Episode 1: The Blackouts (Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity) (Kindle Edition)
This book contains scenes of Abraham Lincoln fighting a dinosaur. Nothing more should need to be said. If that is not sufficient to make you buy this book, you have become so desensitized to awesome things that nothing will ever satisfy you again, and you will never know any happiness for the rest of your life.

But, I guess for those who for some reason need more information, here you go:

This book is Episode 1 of a three-part book by Robert Brockway. The first thing readers should know going into this is that this is not purely a humor book. Brockway is most known for his work on Cracked.com and his other, more comedic writing. This book is a science fiction story first and foremost. That doesn't mean that the book isn't funny, however. Brockway's signature style of humor pops up frequently in the book, and many sections are laugh-out-loud funny. But Rx succeeds in being more than just a comedy book. The characters are interesting and likeable,the plot is engaging, and the atmosphere will draw readers in. Any fan of science fiction should be able to read this and appreciate it. The one minor flaw that may be present is that the narrative is a little unfocused for most of this first part of the book. The main characters sort of go through various events with no real hint of a central conflict to the story until near the end of this first episode. This is completely forgivable, though, as the events that unfold around these characters are interesting and extremely well told, and when the main plot finally starts to kick in the reader already knows and cares about the characters.

Overall, this is a great book. It blends excellect science fiction storytelling with great characters and genuinely funny humor. At $2, this should be a no-brainer. Plus, as I mentioned earlier, Lincoln vs. a Dinosaur! Who wouldn't pay two bucks for that?
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