Seth Macfarlane is the rather *outlandish* creator of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Dads, and Director of Ted, Ted 2, and A Million Ways To Die In The West. To use the popular analogy of Marmite-love/hate of this spread-could be best described about the way to approach his ‘humor’. I was delighted to be sent a copy of his book, A Million Ways To Die In The West. This was in the last week in January-and I’m sorry it has taken me so long to FINALLY write it up and review.
“Albert is a cowardly sheep farmer, prone to laughing at a hero, rather than attempting to be one. He hates the Wild West, aptly complaining about life and its misery. Things begin to change when Anna, and her dog Plugger, arrive in the town of Old Stump.”
As a reader, I’m very not use sweary quips constantly-every second word. After initial hesitance, I was able to fully read, often laughing out loud. (N.B: Don’t do this on a train. People will think you are very strange.) Bring on the ‘dirty’ cowboys, sheep puns, and a whole sequenced song about Mustaches. The film sequence, visually, is quite impressive; I think you should read the book first, however.
I also really enjoyed the plot line-and latterly, the cast list: Liam Neeson as the most fearsome person in the West, anyone?
If you have anyone who likes outlandish comedy, then this is the book for them. I just would like to see a sequel, because the characterization at times could be a little one dimensional.