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on Nov. 05, 2011 :
This book is a great and funny science-fiction story. It consists of eight Chapters:
YOUR MOTHER IS AN ALIEN
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
KIM KARDASHIAN ON THE SOFA
THAT'S NOT PIERCE BROSNAN -- IT'S AN ALIEN
OF TATTOOS, TIME TRAVEL AND EDNA
LARRY SAVES AN OCTOPUS
LARRY GETS A GIRLFRIEND
I GOTTA BE ME
These Chapters pretty well tell you what the book is all about. My favorite Chapter is LARRY SAVES AN OCTOPUS--funny but intense. The book is highly recommended---5 stars.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on May 30, 2011 :
The Adventures of Larry the Alien by John McDonnell pokes fun at the serious science fiction aliens and is a hilarious collection of stories about my new favorite alien.
When bar owner Murphy invites a shape-shifting, slightly depressed alien home, the chaos and fun ensues. Larry the Alien can’t help being who he is, but don’t mention home or his failures will have him sobbing for days. Murphy’s wife Dolores is quite the boss, and she puts both her husband and Larry to work with her schemes for wealth. Edna, Murphy’s mother-in-law, adds to the comedy like the great-grandmother on Fox’s Raising Hope.
McDonnell creates a zany character in Larry the Alien. He’s relatable, even if he may be a gorilla one minute or Pierce Brosnan the next – I personally love when he’s Pierce Brosnan – or weeping about being a failure to his immensely large family back on his home planet. The reader will embrace the other characters in the hilarity of the scenes. The stories are quick-paced, fun, and will have you laughing. If you’re looking for a great, not serious read, consider The Adventures of Larry the Alien.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 12, 2011 :
This one will keep you hooked to the end. It's light, it's funny, and it's well worth the price. The shape-shifting Larry is an amusing counterpoint to the easy-going Murphy that lends it an interesting dynamic. My only hang up...I wanted it to be longer...but I guess that'll make me buy more!
Good flow, excellent word economy (no bog points), and professionally presented.
I'll buy more from this author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on April 07, 2011 :
Larry is an anxiety-ridden, fruity-drink-guzzling, shape-shifting alien who’s been sent to earth to monitor our species. After sending the local Mafioso to the crustaceous period as a personal favor to his friend and neighborhood bar owner, Murphy, he goes home to take up residence with same to the objections of Murphy’s wife, Dolores, and the delight of his mother-in-law, Edna.
Larry becomes fast friends with Edna, tries to be useful to Dolores and fills in at Murphy’s bar becoming a favorite with the customers.
The multi talented John McDonnell has created a perfect existence for the marooned but talented sometimes problematic Larry. He also writes horror, sci-fi and romance. Visit John’s flash fiction blog to find out more about his stories, Larry’s adventures and John’s new adventures.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)