When Ricky isn’t banging the crippled girl in the dead body cooler of the human butcher shop, he’s trying to save the human race from becoming fast food for Cthulu and his minions.
Ricky is a killer, albeit a reluctant one.
His job in this world is to kill the people who will be processed into food. it’s a job that gets complicated. For example, when his buddy is outed for conspiring in an escape plan and implicates him while being interrogated by one of the old ones, he is forced to kill or be killed.
When the time comes for a big celebratory feast, Ricky coerces some of his other kitchen cohorts into doing everything necessary to save the species.
Strange created a world that is kind of like a combination of South Park and Spongebob Squarepants and the classic works of H.P. Lovecraft. While he doesn’t fall into Lovecraft’s habit of being overly verbose and peppering his stories with unnecessarily big words, he does bring Cthulu into the mix, has a character named Chef, and feature an underwater world.
McHumans is yet another quick, entertaining read with out of the ordinary circumstances, humor, and a twisted sensibility. It’s the kind of book we love here at Acid Pop Cult. We had enough of that War and Peace shit in high school and college. We like books that are fun and entertaining.
While Strange might not save the world with this book, Ricky might in the story, which is good enough for our recommendation.
You can pick up the Kindle version on Amazon for cheap.
And just a not here, you might notice that every Read a Fucking Book Friday selection has a digital version available, and there is a good reason for this. I’m about as blind as a mole driving his Mercedes straight toward the setting sun. No matter how hard I squint and strain, I can’t see shit without a little help. In the case of reading books, that help comes in the ability to make the text on my Kindle big enough for people 10 feet away to read along with me.
So whether you’re damn near blind, or whatever, it shouldn’t stop you from taking some time this week to read a fucking book or something.