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Comments for Buy Jupiter
Buy Jupiter: 12/28/07
Buy Jupiter is a 1975 collection of 24 short stories by Isaac Asimov. Between each story Asimov explains the history of story. Sometimes he offers the reason behind the story and other times he explains the punchline.
Most of the stories are actually shorter than the attached commentary, coming in at two to five pages in length. They are too the point, usually aiming either for a quick moral or a funny pun.
My favorite of the set is Shah Guido G. (1951) which is also one of the longer of the stories. It is also probably the best of the pun stories.
Over all, though, I found Buy Jupiter hard to read at my usual pace. The stories tend to run right into the explanations. It reads like Asimov is sitting in the corner of the room giving a drunken monologue about his story writing process.
Buy Jupiter was my second book for the Jewish Literature Challenge.
It's too bad you didn't enjoy your pick more. I've linked to your review from the challenge blog."
I didn't hate it. It had some great stories. It just could have been better."