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Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
The Arncliffe Puzzle by Gordon Holmes
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
Code Name Pauline by Pearl Witherington Cornioley and Kathryn J. Atwood
Dragon's Breath by E.D. Baker
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
The Field of Wacky Inventions by Patrick Carman
Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young
Grizzwold by Syd Hoff
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
The Last Sewer Ball by Steven Schindler
Let's Call it Canada: Amazing Stories of Canadian Place Names by Susan Hughes, Clive Dobson and Julie Dobson
The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Mr. Pratt's Patients by Joseph C. Lincoln
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Return of the Player by Michael Tolkin
Roadside Picnic by Arkady Stragosky and Boris Stragosky
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 by Gail Carriger
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
Trust No One by Linda Sue Park
Undead by Kirsty McKay
Voltron Force Volume 3: Twin Trouble by Brian Smith
Undead by Kirsty McKay
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the Milk: 07/24/14

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman is a short science fiction story about a father heading out to get milk for breakfast and his adventures on the way home. As it's so very short, really not much more than a very silly shaggy dog story. It relies on the integration of illustrations to be a fully realized story.

And there are two very different versions of this book. As I live in the United States, I have easiest access to the version illustrated by Skottie Young. The illustrations take a part on every page, often with the words flowing around the drawings.

The UK version has illustrations by Chris Riddell. I am a HUGE Chris Riddell fan and I do plan to someday import his version of the book.

Now the story itself is very Douglas Adams. In the process of walking one block down the road, he's kidnapped by aliens, rescued by a time traveler and hurdled through time and space. For young Doctor Who fans, there are some wibbly wobbly timey wimey bits.

Five stars

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