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My friend does these when he's bored at work.
I find them amusing. Other might also find them amusing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Left on his Todd, 25 April 2008
Todd Strasser gives Kevin McAllister a genuinely poignant voice in his stunning adaptation of the classic film - personally, I rank it alongside the second Godfather film as a sequel that not only stands as a great work in it's own right, but as a film that actually enhances the scope and emotion of the first of the series.
The novella format leaves ample room for each plot point to breathe in an almost Brechtian fashion, something which I felt was lacking in the frenetic pace of the movie. With this in mind, it doesn't make it the kind of book you can breeze through in several easy sittings - a book like this needs time to digest, and is best read with an investment of around 6 months of your time.
Of course, nearly 15 years on from this being published, the world is a different, more terrifying place. The looming spectre of terrorism has given the subtitle - "Lost in New York" - a scarily prophetic edge. It acts as a potent metaphor - because who can honestly say that in today's world, we don't see ourselves as Macaulay Culkin, running blindly scared through a dilapidated house, being chased by Joe Pesci and that one from City Slickers, and only finding refuge in a kindly old lady with a demented pigeon fetish?
I know I do.
Someone I worked with did this one for a Dawkins book:
and set off a few people ranting on about how stupid creationists are:
"Nick Griffin Rubik's cube where all the faces are white."