Go, Mutants! (Hardcover)
Ecco, 9780061686559, 368pp.
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
Larry Doyle, the author of I Love You, Beth Cooper, returns with Go, Mutants!, a hilariously outrageous novel of teenage angst and restlessness, populated with heroes and villains straight out of the classic sci-fi and teen movies of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Soon to be a major motion picture from Universal Studios, Larry Doyle’s Go, Mutants! is the funniest, most original bit of genre-bending since Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. This story of alien high school rebels without a cause is sure to bring out the unabashed B-movie fan in everyone.
About the Author
Larry Doyle goes by thelarrydoyle on Facebook, Twitter, and in real life. Too much information about him is available at larrydoyle.com.
Praise For Go, Mutants!: A Novel…
— San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] brilliant and sick-funny coming of age comedy novel...The book takes a funny premise (alienation of teens who are actually aliens) and gives it a heart and a really really big brain.”
“An ambitious, goo-covered treat.”
— The Onion
“Every page overflows with jokes.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“Incredibly inventive....A singularly original work that wears its inspired mutant heart on its sleeve and its advanced alien brain on its funny bone....GO, MUTANTS! illuminates both a past worth remembering and a future worth looking forward to.”
— Will Viharo, Retrospective Magazine
“Old sci-fi movies have not yet been mined of all their entertainment possibilities. So potentially, Go, Mutants! could start them down the road to being overexposed. Sign me up! ”
— Revolution SF
“Very funny… Go, Mutants! moves at faster-than-light speed. If Earth ever needs an Interplanetary Humor Ambassador, Larry Doyle’s the guy.”
— Washington Post
“Combines campy 1950s horror and sci-fi flicks with “Rebel Without a Cause”-like teen angst....[a] silly, amusing pop-culture mash up.”
— New York Post
“[A] frenetic satire....Every sentence careens with energy, wisecracks, and winks at everything from triffids to Altair IV. Shades of the Red scare and allegories about puberty abound, too, but thankfully, gooey atomic mayhem wins the day.”
“Doyle provides a frenetic, sublimely silly, all-over-the-map mashup of B movies that’s also a sendup of American pop and political culture...Rollickingly inventive and often hilarious.”
— Kirkus Reviews