I almost read Patton Oswalt’s book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland in a single sitting.
That statement actually has very little to do with the length of the book (which is short, running to 190 pages) or the size of the font (which is large-ish) or the spacing (which is generous). It has everything to do with the fact that Zombie Spaceship Wasteland is the most affecting, endearing and honest book I have read in a long time. That there are chapters devoted to Dungeons & Dragons and Star Wars is just a bonus.
This came as a bit of a surprise. I first heard of the book on the back of Oswalt’s much talked about editorial in Wired magazine. Considering said editorial was an appeal for the execution of geek culture but that the forthcoming book was called Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, well, it didn’t seem like we were off to a good start… (more…)