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But even though the book is light-hearted most of the time that doesn't mean there aren't some high stakes these characters have to deal with. Pretty much Earth gets wiped out and Cal, an escaped convict and the only earthling of the crew, is forced to do some shady work for a greedy corporation if he ever wants to gain his freedom back. This story has a really good premise and set-up and doesn't sag in the middle like most novels do, then to cap it all off, there's a pretty explosive ending that left me feeling satisfied and wanting more at the same time. Not many authors can do it like Barry J. Hutchison can.
Bottom line: If you want something fun and adventurous to read to get you out of the everyday slog of normal, human life, then read this "space" book. You won't regret it, and you're guaranteed to laugh out loud.
*I received a free copy of Space Team for an honest review*
“Well, I think eating forty-eight people is pretty hot,”
The first couple of chapters into the book, I found myself thinking, “What the fonk? I thought this thing was going to be good. I thought it was sci-fi humor.” Cal, the main character, starts out in prison on earth with an overweight pant-less cannibal? The mental image of the real Butcher fondling himself is unfortunately burned into my head now. Thanks Hutchison! Another chapter or two in, I ask myself, “What the Shizzing motherfonking jotztrumpet? This book is absolute ridiculousness. I’m still not really sure whats going on, but I think I just pissed myself laughing.” Think Douglas Adams, but with more lunacy. Then just about the time I think Space Team is going to be one punch line after another with no real substance, an honest-to-goodness sci-fi story breaks out.
“We’re a motherfonking space team.”
So the real story is that one of the Space Presidents sends our man Cal and a motley crew of troublemakers on a mission to save the galaxy. He gives them a ship with promises of great rewards if they survive and sends them on their way. They face off with the usual assortment of space zombies and bad guys who are way more serious than Cal.
“That’s Dolly Parton! What the fonk is Dolly Parton doing in outer space?”
What else can I say about this book? Well, Hutchison kills Toby Maguire. Actually, he kills off a lot of people, but Toby’s death hits Cal pretty hard. Then there is the start of what could become an interspecies love triangle. Obviously Dolly Parton does the soundtrack. There are loads of Star Trek and Star Wars references. Many of which are pretty hilarious. The last thing I will add is that Cal gives their space ship the coolest name ever. You have to read it to find out.
“That’s for Tobey Maguire, you weird-eyebrowed mass-murdering fonk.”
I rate Space Team four stars. Was it a literary science fiction masterpiece? No, but it was a hilariously ridiculous read. I haven't laughed at a book that much since reading The Restaurant at the End of the Universe back in 1985. Hutchison has a sequel in the works that publishes next month. I already have it preordered and plan on checking out some of his other series. If you only like serious sci-fi then Space Team isn't for you. However, If you want to laugh out loud then be prepared to change your pants and put this one on your list.
I downloaded the Kindle edition, not really expecting much (mostly because of the comic-strip dialog bubble on the cover)....but man did this prove me wrong!
The book was funny and exciting, and I loved the universe Mr. Hutchinson has created here. I was so engrossed with what had happened and what was happening, that I wanted to find out what would happen next.
So much so, that I purchased the next two in the series (there are currently a total of six, and I will buy those next).
I'm a HUGE fan of Douglas Adams, and while this is not quite him, this is an excellent series that can hold its own.
If there is one weakness (for me at least) and why I considered dropping one star, it is that the main character Cal can get VERY annoying.
Basically EVERYTHING he says is a joke or sarcastic comment, and sometimes I wish he would either say something more serious for the moment, or as Gunso Loren would say, just shut up.
I did NOT detract a star because I feel it may cause some people to not give this book a chance, and that would be a shame.
This is a very funny, exciting series that is VERY well-written and VERY worthy of your time.
As annoying as the main character Cal can be, I also understand that the author intended for him to be that way, as other characters even comment on how annoying he is. That being said, I did laugh every time Cal added the word "Space" to everything.
Speaking of other characters, they are all really well written, and Mech in particular is my favorite, with Loren a close second.
Do yourself a favor, buy this book for the measly $0.99 cents, and get ready to go on the "Space" ride of your life.
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