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The Amazing, Incredible, Shrinking, Colossal, Bikini-Crazed Creature from the Public Domain Paperback – January 27, 2009
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Science experiments go terribly wrong, giant spiders scamper from laboratories, creatures lurch from lagoons, disembodied heads crack wise, and scientists are shrunk to the size of jelly beans: "In time, his demands became outrageous--they simply didn't make spats in his size, I tried to explain, to no avail."
As the title of the book itself suggests, it is as if E. Mitchell puts the best parts of the great monster movies into a blender, and then throws the blender off a cliff. If lines like this make you laugh: "Hey, this coffee tastes like mud." "That's funny. It was just ground this morning," this is the book for you.
-George Waters, humor columnist and winner of the Will Rogers Humor Writing Contest
E. Mitchell has crafted a slick, tongue-in-cheek narrative infused with rapid-fire wordplay and hilarious visual imagery. Picture watching the movie "Airplane" while on the tram at Universal Studios. One-liners and monstrous mutants come at you from all sides. In between laughs, I got nostalgic for all the low-budget "fright" movies that kept me glued to a 9-inch black and white TV on rainy Saturdays. It's all here: the wild-eyed scientists, crazy creatures, dispensable townspeople, and a hilarious narrator to provide affectionate mockery you'll wish you'd thought of. Worth reading and re-reading to catch everything you miss the first time!