Escape from B-Movie Hell

The disclaimer I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Anyone who knows me is aware that I enjoy all sorts of writing from historical non fiction to the craziest sci fi imag

The disclaimer: "I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review."Anyone who knows me is aware that I enjoy all sorts of writing from historical non-fiction to the craziest sci-fi imaginable. Within the first few chapters of Escape From B-Movie Hell, I could definitely feel M T McGuire's love for Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett which had me smiling from ear-to-ear. That being said, after the initial familiarity, this book is a fun read that manages to keep a lively pace. Despite being comedic, the characters are well-developed and the various alien predicaments fit well into the larger plot. I'm still horrible at writing reviews without too many spoilers so I'm going to finish this quickly. My parting remarks are that if you have a free chunk of time and want to laugh/enjoy yourself, this is definitely a recommended read.Popular Escape from B-Movie Hell Author M.T. McGuire Viral Kindle If you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she d say no, emphatically Saving the world is for dynamic, go ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could be the least well equipped being in her galaxy for the job Then her best friend, Eric, reveals that he is an extraIf you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she d say no, emphatically Saving the world is for dynamic, go ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could be the least well equipped being in her galaxy for the job Then her best friend, Eric, reveals that he is an extraterrestrial He s not just any ET either He s Gamalian seven foot, lobster shaped and covered in Marmite scented goo Just when Andi s getting used to that he tells her about the Apocalypse and really ruins her day The human race will perish unless Eric s Gamalian superiors step in Abducted and trapped on an alien ship, Andi must convince the Gamalians her world is worth saving Or escape from their clutches and save it herself.This book won 3rd in the 2015 Teen category of the Wishing Shelf Book Awards.. M T McGuire enjoys the real world but wouldn t want to live here full time That s why she writes books She grew up, or at least, got bigger, half way up a windy down in Sussex Her home was also the first location choice for Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter films, so maybe it s not so strange that she s ended up writing spec fic Perhaps there s something in the water up there, apart from chalk She used to do stand up but sat down and started to write books when she got married She now lives in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, with a McOther, a McMini and a selection of very silly cars She hasn t found a way to make any of the cars fly, and none of them is fitted with ordnance like the ones in her books, but she and her team of evil scientists are working on that.Despite the fact she s pushing fifty now, and supposedly, an adult, M T checks all unfamiliar wardrobes for a gateway to Narnia She hasn t found one so far but she lives in hope.. The best Kindle Escape from B-Movie Hell Me: Hey honey, would you still like me if you suddenly found out I was a 7 foot tall space lobster?Wife: Well it depends.Me: Depends on what? Wife: On how you were cooked.I think this would be categorised as a YA Space Opera parfait, with Douglas Adams flavouring and comedy sprinkles on top. It had a much more sophisticated plot than I first thought ... in a Lost in Space kitschy kind of way. Hmm, I said that like it was a bad thing. It wasn't! The characters are memorable and humorous and, for the teenage girls, there were plenty of "Goo and Ewww!" moments. It wasn't over-wordy. The author pretty much, got straight to the point. M.T. McGuire wins her Imagination Badge for this, and makes me want to read more of her stuff. All-in-all, an enjoyable read for the Christmas break, and I think you wouldn't feel cheated after reading it.

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  1. M T McGuire enjoys the real world but wouldn t want to live here full time That s why she writes books She grew up, or at least, got bigger, half way up a windy down in Sussex Her home was also the first location choice for Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter films, so maybe it s not so strange that she s ended up writing spec fic Perhaps there s something in the water up there, apart from chalk She used to do stand up but sat down and started to write books when she got married She now lives in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, with a McOther, a McMini and a selection of very silly cars She hasn t found a way to make any of the cars fly, and none of them is fitted with ordnance like the ones in her books, but she and her team of evil scientists are working on that.Despite the fact she s pushing fifty now, and supposedly, an adult, M T checks all unfamiliar wardrobes for a gateway to Narnia She hasn t found one so far but she lives in hope.

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  1. Me Hey honey, would you still like me if you suddenly found out I was a 7 foot tall space lobster Wife Well it depends.Me Depends on what Wife On how you were cooked.I think this would be categorised as a YA Space Opera parfait, with Douglas Adams flavouring and comedy sprinkles on top It had a much sophisticated plot than I first thought in a Lost in Space kitschy kind of way Hmm, I said that like it was a bad thing It wasn t The characters are memorable and humorous and, for the teenage girls [...]


  2. I downloaded this book knowing that it was not my kind of read, or so I thought I m not particularly a fan of space based sci fi, and I m not particularly keen on B movies I have enjoyed the authors prior works, however I enjoy her easy, relaxed writing style, the flow of gentle humour and the way she fleshes out her characters The aforementioned was in plentiful supply, and the whole made for a very enjoyable and entertaining read.Great stuff, bring on the next book, Mrs McGuire.


  3. The disclaimer I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Anyone who knows me is aware that I enjoy all sorts of writing from historical non fiction to the craziest sci fi imaginable Within the first few chapters of Escape From B Movie Hell, I could definitely feel M T McGuire s love for Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett which had me smiling from ear to ear That being said, after the initial familiarity, this book is a fun read that manages to keep a lively pace Despite bein [...]


  4. One of my pet hates in sci fi or fantasy is things that are self consciously quirky, so when I read the description of the lobster bloke with the Marmite smelling goo I would have flicked onto the next one on the list if this had been written by any other author than MTMaguire However, having rather dubiously picked up the first book in her previous series Few Are Chosen, a couple of years back and been hooked right till the end of the series, I was aware that this author has shown herself to be [...]


  5. Escape From B Movie Hell falls into many genres If I had to pick a few, I d say it s a British comedy sci fi adventure, and plus, it s also YA The reason why I decided to give it a try is that I ve been kind of tired of the usual YA books lately, and this sounded like a light, easy read I was not disappointed First off, while the main protagonist here has to deal with a serious problem annihilation of the human race, duh , the book has all the fun and cheerful tone of Futurama which I love Yes, [...]


  6. This book was entered and was a Bronze Medal Winner in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards This is what our readers thought Title Escape from B Movie HellAuthor M T McGuireStar Rating 5 StarsNumber of Readers 28StatsOf the 28 readers Editing 8 10Style 9 10Cover 10 10Plot 10 10Total 37 4028 would read another book by this author.16 thought the plot was the best part of the book.12 thought the comedy was the best part28 thought the cover was good or excellent.28 though the author was a fab writer.Reader [...]


  7. Student Andi Turbot discovers something disturbing about her best friend Eric He s really a massively tall lobster type creature with seven eyes An alien He s on a recce mission to earth to find out if the natives are sentient I m not sure I could prove that I am She is taken on board a huge craft and then the politics begin There s a meteor on the way to smash into earth If humans were wiped out, the aliens could colonise It s against their laws to kill sentient creatures but someone s stopping [...]


  8. After reading the K Barthan Series, I was interested to see what McGuire would do in a different environment and with new characters Escape is for the most part, a light read, and, as to be expected, contains some fine humour and excellent characters, which are one of McGuire s strengths Anyone who can make crustacean aliens who drip marmite scented goo attractive, does a great line in character building As ever, she excels herself on the baddies Good to see a female heroine, a London student, w [...]


  9. Douglas Adams Lives Well, he doesn t, obviously But very possibly he has been re incarnated as M T McGuire I adored this book, it is everything I ve been missing since the end of the Hitchhikers Guide series Witty, funny, imaginative and entertaining it draws on all the old B Movies I remember from years ago to create a world in imminent danger, with everyone of us to be saved by a gay art student rather than Flash Gordon in this case.No matter With a proper baddie intent on destroying the earth [...]


  10. Just to say that this is an excellent book M T McGuire is a consummate story teller There is a fast paced plot with fascinating characters I read the book in two sessions, it s hard to put down Loved it.


  11. I wanted to like this book Let s start with the title Escape from B Movie Hell , with the subtitle a space adventure This is promising the reader a certain experience This is a promise it fails to deliver on The book is largely devoid of the spectacle factor and fun that such titling implies There are no cloned dinosaurs or killer robots We explore no alien jungles, mysterious caverns full of glowing crystals, or alternate dimensions We never even set foot on another planet The whole story or l [...]


  12. This review was first published on Kurt s Frontier.Synopsis Andi Turbot is a London college student who does standup comedy in her spare time She would never think of herself as a science fiction heroine She has a friend named Eric with whom she has a close, platonic relationship When Eric reveals that he is extraterrestrial, she doesn t believe him at first Then he drops his disguise and turns into a seven foot, lobster shaped alien covered in Marmite scented goo He informs her that a meteor is [...]


  13. What a fun read Lots of action, bad guys, science some good guys, funny bits and good googly moogly GOO The earth is going to be destroyed because humans are not considered sentient Andi has to prove to the giant lobster aliens that earthlings are worth saving, but the very evily insane main leader is determined to colonize the planet to assure his fame There is a lot of goo to sludge through.



  14. Escape from B Movie Hell is cheeky fun, but expect chuckles than laugh out loud moments Written in the vein of old time adventures such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, the novel features Andi Turbot, a British Art restoration student It comes as a surprise when she discovers her best friend Eric is an alien rather than simply fashion challenged She takes it in stride that he is in reality a large lobster shaped entity dripping marmite scented goo That being said, she doesn t expect to be telep [...]




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