Reviewed by Christine I Speakman
Written by Michael Carson
Publisher: Book Surge Publishing www.booksurge.com
2 ½ out of 4 roses
it can parodied Michael Carson will and has parodied it.
very front of “Extreme C-Sections!” lists this as “a sci-tirical comedy” and that’s exactly
what it is. It is also “futuristic” as per the front cover. It is also a lot to take in.
an interesting ending to “Extreme C-Sections!” but I can’t talk about it.
There are space invaders…hmmmm, there are lots of space invaders, the book’s chock full of them. Name the movie space invader and they are in here. Think “Aliens”
and you will understand the book’s title. But you will never think of them
the same way after reading the book.
are heroes and heroines and extras…hmmmm, should I mention the extras after all they are just kinda there to die. No one is wearing a red shirt (think Star Trek) but the extras are still there for
the same reason. Heck, one or two even talk.
there’s even someone who yells at the author for using/borrowing/parodying a certain movie’s moves (psst, think
really really slow bullets and bending backwards). This isn’t the only
time the author breaks that fourth wall…talks to us knowing we’re reading a book.
not sure if Michael Carson has a funny mind or a strange one…maybe quirky. I
do know he has written a very complex book. I will call it a success at parodying
some of my favourite space movies. Mr. Carson may have overstepped a little on
the parodying…too much of a good thing. A little less would have made it
a stronger book, for me.
C-Sections!” isn’t a fast read. Took me longer than normal to read
only because of the extent of material brought in. I was entertained. I did laugh…and groan. I will be bugging my husband
to read it, if only to confirm I read what I think I read (and understood).
walking away from “Extreme C-Sections!” the same way I did when I read “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the
Universe” with a great big…I think I got it, let me check, yup he did write that.
“Extreme C-Sections!” will stick with you. I better not dream about
it. Mr. Carson didn’t really…nah…well, maybe…dangit gonna
have to go back and check…sheesh, it is gonna bug me till I find it.