Friday, August 17, 2012

Year Zero

Year Zero by Rob Reid is a fun, quick read. If you liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy you'll probably like this book. If you can't stand silliness and having a parrot named Pauley (as in "Yo! Paul-LEE" not Polly want a cracker) as the bad guy then this isn't the book for you. Believe it or not, a lawyer is the good guy. See? Silly.

This book was a fast read that had me laughing out loud. Just the thought of people from an advanced alien civilization trying to work its way through our copyright laws is enough to make me giggle - or throw up my hands and cry, "We're all doomed!".   You never really know if the Earth is going to be destroyed or not until the very last minute.

I found a really good interview with Rob Reid which starts at 4:43 of this video.