Close Encounters of the Rubber Duck Kind, by Vincent Lemon

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As a kid I always imagined all the silly little things that happened on Earth were for one reason: we were some kind of entertainment channel for aliens.

Vincent Lemon brings that thought to life.

We follow Calzone in his attempts at keeping Earths ratings at number one for the Scripter channels, only to be foiled at every turn by competitive creators that want nothing more than to win the Game of Life.

Throughout the book we see Earth history recreated in hilarious, but sensible, ways. Close Encounters even touches on the theory of multiple dimensions. Have you ever wondered why alien sightings always seemed so out of sorts and without definitive proof? Calzone will show you.

The characters were cute and funny, but the vast majority of them all sounded the same to me. Their personalities differed a bit, however with the exception of just a couple, most of the characters could have swapped parts and not changed the story.

The ending felt a little drawn out, as well. All the loose ends were neatly tied up, I will say, so at least it had a purpose instead of being long-winded and drawn out just so the author could hear themself ramble.

All in all, it was an enjoyable story. The plot was excellent and took some twists that I didn’t see coming (and believe me, I tried!). Definitely a read if you’re up for some humorous satire.

Buy it here!

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