If you like stories told in verse, this book is for you. If you like slightly odd, mysterious tales featuring kids, aliens, and and delightful grandfathers, this book is for you. Most of all, if you have ever had the sneaking suspicion while watching television that something is just not right, that perhaps there is someone on the other side of that screen watching you watch- this book is for you. More
This is a platypus of a piece; there is no denying it. The TV Monsters is part sci-fi tale, part poem, part elegy for a more innocent, vanished time. More than anything else, it's a clear-eyed analysis of what television has done to human civilization.
The story (told mainly in verse) is about a young boy who lives an idyllic country life with his grandfather in mid-twentieth century America. One night the boy has a strange experience in which he believes he has seen aliens who have come for some malevolent purpose. The story takes some twists and turns, but in the end our hero figures out who the real foes of peace, justice and enlightenment are.