About the Book
He actually read the first chapter to me and our spawn that day, and that was great. Especially because we all really liked Moone Boy. This is a prequel to that show, although it also gets a bit into season one as well - filling in some things not mentioned in it. There’s also a smidge of contradiction. But it’s totally okay. As Douglas Adams once said:
Moving something from one medium to another is very interesting — it’s a lot like carrying a picture or a piece of clothing from one bit of lighting to another. Suddenly it looks very different. What interests me a bit further down the line is the way in which the different media interrelate — you can hand things off from one to another, you can exploit each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
I will warn that there is a bit of sexual exploitation in here. Same situation as the show, if you haven’t seen it yet. But I will argue that Martin is too young to realize that you can’t sell a grope of your sister’s boob for bully protection. Thankfully that’s all resolved in an acceptable way. I shan’t get into that, but that was a scene that bothered me in the show. So I’m mentioning it here too. You’re welcome.
Okay, so this book was hilarious. I highly recommend it, even if you haven’t seen the series. It’s ridiculous and silly and I laughed at least once on every page. I can’t wait for my spawnling to be a bit older so I can force it upon him.