Can Stuart Henry Zhang Save the World?
The final interactive novel of the “Loner Trilogy” by Rudolf Kerkhoven and Daniel Pitts (The Adventures of Whatley Tupper and The Redemption of Mr. Sturlubok) has hundreds of choices for the reader and 65 different endings. More
Two years ago, Stuart Henry Zhang left Seattle for the deadbeat prairie town of New Blackpool to start a new life and open a new pharmacy. However, it’s starting to seem like moving here was a mistake. The local Walmart offers pharmaceuticals at prices he can’t complete with. The townsfolk not only call him “Chop Stuey” behind his back, they say this to his face. And now people are starting to eat each other. That last point really is the most pressing.
Will Stuart discover what is causing this zombie outbreak? Will he make contact with the long-lost denizens of Old NewBlackpool? Will his homemade diet pill, Dr. Zhang’s Miracle Weightloss Cure, finally bring him success? Will he become a half-human, half-alien woman and travel to another planet? Will he listen to that incessantly yappy stray dog, Rosco? Will he accept the advances of Tracey, the local police deputy? Will he admit his lusting feelings for Tammy van Bleet, waitress at the local Chinese restaurant? Will he go back home to Seattle and watch Wheel of Fortune with his crazy father? Will he start a circus to entertain the new human overlords? Will he become Ztuart, a mindless zombie, and wander the prairies with an insatiable desire for meat? Will he ever win at Paper-Rock-Scissors? Will be form the Z-Team and take on Harold Mortimer, the rich and mysterious Mormon turkey farmer who is somehow behind the strange events? And most importantly, will Stuart Henry Zhang save the world? Probably not. But for the last time, the choice is yours…