Another great palate cleanser as I make my way through Brandon Turner’s The Book on Rental Property Investing.
This is the first collection that had a continuation from a previous collection. Thankfully it was one of the ones I enjoyed (Louise’s parody of X-Files), or I wouldn’t have really remembered it. Tina’s friend fiction this time explored Titanic and Top Gun meanwhile Gene’s story times explored classic fairy tales Jack and the Beanstalk and King Midas and the Golden Touch.
The story that took the cake was Louise’s which was kind of a parody of Jumanji. They were sucked into a video game and had to win the game and Louise has to show some humility to get her family to help her win. I don’t know why but the episodes that force Louise to admit 1) she’s human, 2) she appreciates her siblings/family, and 3) needs help are some of the better episodes.
They’ve completely abandoned Bob and Linda’s contributions to the comics at this point, which is fine – they’d gone down hill from the first collection.
Recommendation: Gene’s and Louise’s were stronger than Tina’s because most of the references are hyper specific. I actually like when Tina writes her own, like the continuation of the Louise/Tina hybrid X-Files. Worth a read, again if you love the show, but maybe not if you’re not invested in the characters.
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