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I have heard that this book draws connections to a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I can't speak to that as I have never read that series. Now, however, I think I will have to pick up that series.
I found this book excellent. There were references to many other science fiction franchises, including Star Trek, Star Wars and Firefly. I'm sure there were others, but I didn't notice them. That Wesley Crusher reference was great!
I fully endorse that you read this book as well!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
For those looking for a serious sci-fi, move on this will drive you insane. Those who is not will be ok. This story is sort of "Smoky and the Bandit" told for the point of view of Froggy (Sally Fields character), ohh yea and it's in Space. That's about it. It has enough humor to be entertaining. It has enough action to keep you in place, and its light enough where forgetting it is easy. The narrator is alright, he does the voices, he reads the story, but it's just he is not into it. But still an acceptable job.
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The publisher's summary makes this book seem like the story of a couple of booze-hounds bumbling through space-bars and open space and the humorous antics that ensue. It's not. It's more of a sci-fi action adventure, involving a space-napped human and the alien space-hauler pilot, who got him in the whole mess in the first place, as they have one misadventure after another; including being hunted by space-pirates, being declared the most wanted criminals in the galaxy, being arrested, interrogated and imprisoned, by the interplanetary space force, escaping prison and going on the run... all the while, trying to figure out why the only cargo, in their spacecraft's massive cargo hold, is a mysterious black suitcase that they can't open and that everyone seems to want... and why is everyone, they run into, trying to get them liquored up or trying to kill them? All of this interspersed with occasional wisecracks, merciless haranguing, clever comebacks, popular sci-fi references, drunken shenanigans and the odd barroom brawl.
Overall, an enjoyable read.