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 77 days after purchase)