Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Novel

Book - 2014
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By the standards of the Wild West, sheep farmer Albert Stark is yellow - which is to say he's the only man aware of the absurdity of living in a place as thoroughly fatal as the Old West. But when his beloved leaves him for a more confident man, Albert finally bucks up.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780553391671
Branch Call Number: MACF
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wild, Wellesley
Sulkin, Alec
Alternative Title: Million ways to die in the West


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Nov 12, 2017

Normally, a movie would be based off of a novel, but for this, it was the other way around. I found the story alright, but there were some questionable decisions peppered throughout this book. I do like the concept of a protagonist who just cannot get used to western living conditions in the late 1800s, and makes a lot of rash decisions because of his contempt. And for the most part, what’s going on is actually interesting.
The problem is that this book tries to be as ‘adult’ as possible, by cramming a lot of swearwords, drug references, and sexual terms in it. You can’t go two pages without seeing the f-word pop up. With all that said and done, this book deserves a 2.5 out of 5 and a very cautious recommendation.
- @RhythmDragon of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 19, 2016

I once passed a kidney stone. That was funnier than Seth MdcFarlane.

Aug 19, 2015

Try as I might, cannot find an appropriate adjective that begins to describe ... watching grass grow would be more interesting!

TJW007 Mar 25, 2015

is this like the movie? the movie was great

Jan 14, 2015

It's not terrible, but it's not great either.

Jul 20, 2014

I found this book to be just okay. It was a predictable ending but with a twist to get to it, very much in Hollywood fashion. It was funny and quirky. It was just okay.

snicholson76 May 19, 2014

Absolutely hilarious!!! Fans of MacFarlane's work will not be disappointed and will most likely find themselves laughing out loud while reading this book. Can't wait for the movie!

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May 06, 2014

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