Friday, March 26, 2010

A Whole Nother Story



A Whole Nother Story
As told by (the one and only) Dr. Cuthbert Soup
Juvenile Adventure/Humor
264 pages
New York : Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, 2010

Ethan Cheeseman has three (er, four?) children who are "attractive, polite, and relatively odor-free". The family, along with their psychic hairless dog, has been living on the run since Mrs. Cheeseman died a few years before. They are being pursued by some top-secret government agents, international super-spies accompanied by a variety of pets, and some evil corporate henchman. This motley crew of bad guys all have the same motive - get the LVR! The LVR is an amazing machine invented by Mr. and Mrs. Cheeseman. The nasties will do anything they can to gain control of it. Exciting adventure follows this quirky family everywhere they go in their quest to settle down and lead a normal life.
As a general rule, I don't read books this off-the-wall. Yet something about the Cheesemans grabbed my attention. Despite all that had happened to them they remained a close-knit family trying to be as normal as possible. An extremely odd yet compelling read. And fun too!

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