0895983648 / 9780895983640
0895983702 / 9780895983701
136 pages |
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|User Summary:||You visit the lab of Doctor W (rumored to be short for "Wizard"), a scientist you met in a high school class; adventure ensues.|
Because this series is so hard to get hold of, I eventually resorted to requesting a representative sample from my local library's Interlibrary Loan department. I was hoping to find a lost gem, but it turns out that this is actually a turkey well-deserving of suppression. Written in short, simple sentences that build a condescending atmosphere, the book tells the disjointed story of the reader's encounter with a most baffling scientist, a man "who works in a secret laboratory among elixirs of magic and potions that glitter and glow." For no apparent reason, the reader is able to visit this lab, at which point the scientist performs a dangerous experiment without asking for consent. This is rather odd, since his later actions seem to indicate that he feels strongly about moral values. Of course, I suppose some contradictions are to be expected from a scientist who is also a magician. Whether dealing with a golden future for humanity attained through shrinking everyone or detailing the reader's misadventures after being transformed into a hairy beast, the book is uniformly silly and embarrassing to read. I recommend avoiding this mess, and fortunately, that shouldn't be very hard.
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to the Orange County Public Library for lending this book via Interlibrary Loan and to Ken G. for the cover scans.|
|Users Who Own This Item:||horrorbusiness, knginatl, Nomad|
|Users Who Want This Item:||NEMO, Pseudo_Intellectual|
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