Uber Mini-Reviews: A Dirty Job, The Risks of Sunbathing Topless, I Am Spock

137. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, read by Fischer Stevens
Publication: HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (March 21, 2006) / ISBN 0060872594
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Rating:
Read: June 2010
Source: Borrowed

Review

Like the humor, liked Fischer Steven’s narration, liked the whole plotline, enjoyed the characters except for the stereotypical foreign neighbors, one of which ate household pets and the other only talked about bears. The plot twists were sort of obvious, but nevertheless worked out well. Would definitely read another Christopher Moore book except I hope they don’t have insulting stereotypes like this one does.

138. The Risks of Sunbathing Topless, edited by Kate Chynoweth
Publication: Seal Press (May 10, 2005), Paperback, 256pp / ISBN 1580051413
Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel
Rating:
Read: June 2010
Source: Library

Review

I remember reading this and enjoying it (hence the 4 bird rating), but a month and a half later I couldn’t name any particular author I enjoyed and only vaguely remember the stories. So I’m assuming this is light and enjoyable fluff, fun to read but maybe not as good as Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo (from which I can still remember at least two authors and their stories).

142. I Am Spock by Leonard Nimoy
Publication: Hyperion Books; 1st edition (October 1995), Hardcover, 342pp / ISBN 0786861827
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Rating:
Read: July 2010
Source: Library

Review

This is the second of Mr Nimoy’s books about his time spent on Star Trek (the first being I Am Not Spock, a title which caused a lot of problems between Mr Nimoy and his fans, and for which he apologizes in this one), only it’s not just constrained to Star Trek— it also talks a lot about what Mr Nimoy did while not working on the show, including his growth from actor to director, a bit about his family, and his interaction with the public. Not as funny as William Shatner’s Star Trek book, but still enjoyable because it gave another perspective to the whole Star Trek thing, especially concerning the drama surrounding Mr Nimoy and the Star Trek writers/producers/etc (of which there was a lot).

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