Monday, September 29, 2008

Adam Selzer. PIRATES OF THE RETAIL WASTELAND

Adam Selzer is hilarious! This is the sequel to HOW TO GET SUSPENDED AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE. Leon and the gifted pool are assigned their next project. He and Anna and his group decide to make another film. (If you remember in the first book, they made an avant garde sex-ed film that caused much uproar at school). This time, the kids are all real mad about what’s happening to the old downtown section of town. Stores are closing because of the new mall & Mega-Mart that opened up in the new area of town. Their favorite coffee shop, Sip, is located in the old downtown. However, in the new area of town Wackfords (reads a lot like Starbucks) has opened and threatens the existence of Sip. So Leon hatches a rebellious plan to help Sip from closing its doors.

This one was a smidge less funny than the first book, but still great. The action and the dialogue is hysterical. Leon’s parents are so quirky (dad conducts science experiments on himself & ends up with a green mohawk). You really have to wonder what it would be like to live with them.

Completely worth the read, but please read the first one first.


Click here for my review.
















Here’s the website for Adam Selzer, so you can read more about him, if you’re interested. He calls himself a writer, rock star, tour guide, ghost buster and all-around smart-aleck, which totally makes sense!