Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space!
By Duncan P. Bradshaw
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When it comes to creativity, corny one-liners and base humor, Duncan P. Bradshaw has it in spades.
I loved the concept of Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! It’s a whole lot of fun to read Bradshaw’s synopses, they are always a bit tongue-in-cheek and this one goes above and beyond. I love it when an author wants to have as much fun writing their book as I want to have reading it.
Bradshaw went full force for the B-movie feel, complete with cinematic style previews before the feature presentation, both of which sound like perfect additions to my TBR.
Comedy is a touchy bitch. There is a thin line between genius and eye rolling. Bradshaw walks this line precariously throughout Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! At times I was in awe of the brilliant build up to a particular line, other times it just felt like he was trying too hard. In the end, I tired of the constant pop culture references.
For me, comedy is subject to timing, the timing of the delivery of the punchline as well as the timing of the reception by the audience. Was this the right time for me to read this book? Was the book a bit too much for me as a reader? Did the author go too far with the story? Who really knows the answer?
Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! was a story high on creativity and with a fabulous presentation that just didn’t hit the mark for me.