Friday, October 11, 2013

31 Days of Goosebumps: Book 42. Egg Monsters from Mars

Book 42: Egg Monsters from Mars

For how outrageous the title to this book is you’d think this would be more entertaining, but you’d be wrong. Nothing really makes any sense in this book. It’s like R.L. Stine was on painkillers when he wrote this book.

The story begins with Brandy’s birthday. Her older brother Dana and his friend (and next door neighbor) Anne join her sister’s “egg hunt birthday party” (remember how popular those were in the 90s). During the egg hunt Dana finds a strange egg that he keeps a secret.

Eventually the egg hatches and reveals itself to be a scrabbled egg monster that can’t talk. Dana takes it to a local scientist who already knows about the egg monsters from mars and has collected them all. He kidnaps Dana and shoves him in a freezer with the egg monsters. THey form a blanket to keep Dana from freezing to death and then attacks the Doctor.

At the end Dana randomly lays an egg in his front lawn

THE BAD: What the fuck is going on here? Sorry to curse, I try to tone it down in these books but Stine just went above and beyond the insanity I’m willing to accept in his books with this one. Let me give you an example of the “suspense in this book”

The Last Sentence of Chapter 9 - What’s going to happen to me?

First Sentence of Chapter 10 - Nothing Happened

THE GOOD: The only plus I have about this book that ranks it over some of the other Goosebumps books I disliked was that it’s so bad that it’s good. So far if I were to compare each book to a movie... this is Birdemic.


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