The Nook Family
The Nook Family is a satirical short-story collection centered on a dysfunctional American family of geniuses. Consisting of a lazy, alcoholic scientist, his troublesome kids, his secretly diabolical baby, and his humanized pet rat, the Nook family is constantly stirring up trouble in their technology-dependent metropolis! More
It is the 25th century.
The Metropolis of Columbus is the richest, prosperous, and most modernized place in the world. A few distinguishable characteristics were the metropolis’s teleportation booths, road networks in the sky, aircraft vehicles, and genetically modified animal pets. The citizens owe their prosperity to an extraordinary organization known as the Institute, a ten-story building where the nation’s geniuses specialized in every field of science. All the Institute’s scientists had three things in common: they all had graduated from the top ten universities in the U.S., they all had doctorate degrees, and they all had IQs higher than 210. Their spectacular inventions were what made the Institute the most dignified building in the Metropolis of Columbus.
Steven Nook, a lazy, blue-haired, white American in his late thirties, lives at the Metropolis of Columbus in a standard two-story house, next door to a mansion of a wealthy French couple. He drinks up to fifteen cans of beer every day, gets a hangover every weekend, and sleeps with twenty women every month. However, no one must underestimate the obnoxious, inconsiderate drunkard. Steven Nook is also a Harvard graduate with an IQ of 230, and is a member of the nationally recognized Institute. He is an extreme genius who, along with his colleagues at the prestigious Institute, has turned America into the most modernized top-tier nation in the world. And on top of that, he is seven feet tall.
And the rest of the Nook family is just as extraordinary. Steven's wife, Milana Nook, is a silver-haired physician at the Institute-owned hospital. She, too, is a Harvard graduate who received her PhD at the age of 22. His 20 year-old daughter pink-haired daughter, Emily, may look and act like a ditzy, spoiled Barbie girl, but she graduated from Princeton at the top of her class, and to her, medical school at the Institute is a breeze. His 15 year-old green-haired son, Max, is no different from Steven Nook himself-- he is obnoxious, lazy, and a troublemaking daredevil whose outstanding grades have been the only reason why his school has not expelled him for his horrendous pranks. And their six month-old baby, Bennis, can communicate with animals and, secretly, speaks like a normal human being.
The Nooks may live in a regular two-story house, inferior to the mansion of their rich French neighbors. Their clothing, hairstyle, and overall appearance are no different from what is considered the societal norms of the 25th century (with the exception of Steven’s height). And they act no differently from the average dysfunctional American family. But somehow, they happen to be the smartest, wealthiest, and most famous family in the world.