Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, by Patton Oswalt

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=leartojugg-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1439149089&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrBook 18  

I think I grabbed this audio book to fill out an order from bn.com , and it was such a quick read (three discs) that I am almost embarrassed to include it in the count.  Oswalt is a geek that does stand up comedy, so you know that there are going to be self-esteem issues.

The title comes from an idea that, “before all young minds have anything to write about, they will home in on one of three storylines: zombies, spaceships, or wastelands”.  He argues that Darth Vader is effectively a zombie on a spaceship  that came from a wasteland.  OK, then.

Personally, I preferred vampires.

I like Oswalt’s personal stories much better than his schtick (I totally could have done without the hobo chapter), and I imagine that the schtick does better on this audio version than in print.  Also, there is a “bonus chapter” on the first disc that is not a “bonus” at all, but the pdf of a graphic chapter that couldn’t be translated well enough into audio.  Which you find out in Disc 2.

I could probably read Oswalt again.  But I will not be seeking him out on Comedy Central.

One Comment on “Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, by Patton Oswalt

  1. He has no other books.Coincidentally, he was performing here in Chicago this past weekend. I didn't get to see him, though.

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