Book Reviews of Noisy Outlaws,Unfriendly Blobs,and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary,Maybe,Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands,Stray Cellphones,Creatures from the Sky,Parents who Disappear in Peru,a Man Named Lars...Quite Finish,So Maybe You Could Help Us Out

Noisy Outlaws,Unfriendly Blobs,and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary,Maybe,Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands,Stray Cellphones,Creatures from the Sky,Parents who Disappear in Peru,a Man Named Lars...Quite Finish,So Maybe You Could Help Us Out
Noisy OutlawsUnfriendly Blobsand Some Other Things That Aren't as ScaryMaybeDepending on How You Feel About Lost LandsStray CellphonesCreatures from the SkyParents who Disappear in Perua Man Named LarsQuite FinishSo Maybe You Could Help Us Out
Author: Eli Horowitz (Editor), Ted Thompson (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9781932416350
ISBN-10: 1932416358
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 208
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: McSweeney's
Book Type: Hardcover
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Is it just me, or are these stories aimed at boys (of all ages)? They're creepy, absurd, and merciless to their characters, and most of their protagonists are boys. With that said, I'm not a boy, and I enjoyed them very much -- especially "The ACES Phone". Great illustrations, too!
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A rather odd - but not bad - illustrated collection of short stories. The emphasis is on rather twisted tall-tale/fairytale type pieces. According to the publisher, the intended audience is "young adults first, all other adults second," - they're not children's stories, but they're mostly stories about children. I picked it up for Neil Gaiman's contribution, but several of the others were very well-done.

Contents:
Introduction / Lemony Snicket
Small country / Nick Hornsby
Lars Farf, excessively fearful father and husband / George Saunders
Monster / Kelly Link
The contests at Cowlick / Richard Kennedy
Each sold separately / Jon Scieszka
Seymour's last wish / Sam Swope
Grimble / Clement Freud
Spoony-E & Spandy-3 vs. the Purple Hordes / James Kochalka
Sunbird / Neil Gaiman
The Aces phone / Jeanne DuPrau
The sixth borough / Jonathan Safran Foer