09 February 2013
Quickie Book Review: "*batteries not included" by Wayland Drew
Review: This was a weird one. I've never seen the movie this book is based on, but I'm not sure I would want to do that now. Though I love a good science-fiction/fantasy yarn, this doesn't seem to have one; it almost seems like the movie was sheer spectacle, just like Michael Bay's Transformers flicks supposedly are. Those who are fanatical about the movie *batteries not included (sic) would probably enjoy this, but everyone else should just skip it.
Content Concerns: Contains about ten or fifteen profanities, some violent scenes, discussion of an unmarried woman being pregnant, and a scene with an alien being nearly dying.