A Toaster on Mars by Darell Pitt – Book Review

28237538Rating: 3/5

Genre: Sci-fi, humor, YA

First published: 2017

Author: Darell Pitt

Synopsis: The year is 2509 and Earth is a rather polluted blue dot that suffers from global warming, overpopulation and not enough people using deodorant.

Blake Carter, star agent with the Planetary Bureau of Investigation, isn’t having a good day. First he’s beaten up by a bunch of religious zealots, and then he’s assigned a robot—sorry, cyborg—as his new partner, right before his ex wife calls to tell him his daughter has gone missing. His car keeps criticising his driving, and finally, to top things off, the world is held to ransom by his nemesis, evil genius Bartholomew Badde.

Can things get any worse? Yes!

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This was one of those books that was definitely not bad, but it wasn’t that good either? In the sense that it wasn’t memorable. It was entertaining while I read it, it was easy to read, but it didn’t leave much of a lasting impression.

It seemed to me like it really, really wanted to be like A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but it just tried too hard and it shows. Even though I haven’t actually finished reading AHGTG. I don’t really know what else to tell you, to be honest. I just really don’t remember much about it.

I remember one image that I thought was absolutely hilarious for some reason, and it just stuck with me. It was that of a plastic dog pooping silicone poop. For some reason, I read that and just burst out laughing. Some other random bits I remember are Elvis clones, cannibalism, grumpy janitor robots and a snarky alarm clock.

This has got to be the shortest and most uninformative review I have ever written, but I honestly don’t know what else to tell you. At least for me, this book just wasn’t very memorable.

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