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When Mulder and Scully visit Dudley, Arkansas, home of the famous Chaco Chicken factory, they find a small town with a big secret - no one in Dudley ever seems to age. Scully's determined to find out why, but if she's not careful, she might lose her head trying to uncover Mr. Chaco's grisly recipe for youth.Author Biography: Eric Elfman is the author of several books for yWhen Mulder and Scully visit Dudley, Arkansas, home of the famous Chaco Chicken factory, they find a small town with a big secret - no one in Dudley ever seems to age. Scully's determined to find out why, but if she's not careful, she might lose her head trying to uncover Mr. Chaco's grisly recipe for youth.Author Biography: Eric Elfman is the author of several books for young readers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son....

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ISBN : 9780064471756
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Our Town Reviews

  • Stephen Arvidson
    2018-11-30 09:18

    “Scully, I think that the good people of Dudley have been eating…a lot more than chicken” – Mulder (p.100).Our Town, which is a young-adult novelization of The X-Files episode of same name, is set in Dudley Arkansas—home of the far-famed Chaco Chicken processing plant—where FBI Agents Mulder and Scully have arrived to investigate the disappearance of a federal poultry inspector. The case takes a dark turn when another poultry worker is shot dead after becoming violently psychotic, giving Mulder a hunch that the good townsfolk of Dudley really are what they eat.Despite being written for a juvenile audience, Our Town is surprisingly creepy and very entertaining. The story possesses some Twin Peaks-esque undercurrents as the FBI explores the dark secrets of a small town. Both the local sheriff and the chicken magnate are fascinating characters that help shape the reader’s impressions of this small hamlet and its traditional (or rotisserie-style) values. Given the dark nature of the story’s local populace, Our Town could be read as a subversive twist on the nostalgia of the American small town. After all, most Americans live in larger cities or suburbs and they observe small towns only in passing; this makes it easy to flirt with the idea of small-town life and turn the assumption of small-town community on its head. Our Town isn’t the only X-Files installment to do such a thing (see “Red Museum,” “Humbug,” and “Roadrunners”), but it’s definitely the best example of this theme.The plot combines a multitude of interesting strands—a rare degenerative brain disease (“Paging Dr. House!”), some very real chicken processing methods, some less than real ones, beheadings, cannibalism, and eternal youth. The story clever extends these ideas to illustrate the consequences of meddling with nature—in typical X-Files fashion, of course—by having the sinister townsfolk contract the same fatal hereditary disease as a direct result of their cannibalistic practices.Despite some noticeable plot-holes, Our Town is nevertheless a wonderfully stomach-churning romp.

  • Khara
    2018-12-08 05:17

    This was a seriously gross case! Gross but a good story. A small town with a dirty secret. How far would they go to stay young? If you're squeamish or easily grossed out skip this one.

  • Shayla Morgansen
    2018-12-16 10:08

    This YA chapter book is an adaptation of the Chaco Chicken episode in season 2. While it only took me about an hour to read (it's very short, and aimed at a young audience) I found myself thinking while I read that this novelisation was better than the novelisation I read of the film. There was a likeableness to the style of this book that came from insight into motive and action; descriptions of Mulder and Scully's reactions to occurrences throughout the chicken episode were funny and apt, assisting a reader in envisioning the scenes. The plot and most of the dialogue and action was from the episode, but some of the dialogue from the opening scene was unfamiliar to me (perhaps I just need a rewatch) and the visual evidence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob's disease in the townsfolk that Scully noticed in the book, I don't recall noticing in the show. Rather than detract from the quality of the book, I felt these little deviations gave it something extra. When you read the book of something, you expect more, not less, so I think this helped this very short little book get a little helping of shine. The other highlight for me was Scully's inner monologue, especially in her introduction. I enjoyed her reflecting on the way people pigeonholed her as the weirdo agent from the basement, Mulder's partner, and her resigned acceptance of this; and I enjoyed her private comments on Mulder, about how he either never learns or doesn't care that his theories are always rejected. It didn't take much longer to read this than it would have to watch the episode itself, so if you don't have the DVD, by all means read the book... but if you do have the DVD, chuck that in instead, because then you get to watch Mulder fawning over Scully at the end.

  • Jessie Radford
    2018-12-17 09:14

    There is something strange about a town willing to ......well you have to find out. It was a very quick read but worth the time. I enjoyed it, and the writing didn't stray away from the characters personalities on the show. I know this book was based on an episode and found the book gave deeper feeling. I still couldn't look at chicken the same way after, finishing this.

  • Karschtl
    2018-11-24 05:08

    Hab's beim sortieren meiner Regale mal in die Hand genommen, drin geblättert und an einer interessanten Stelle hängen geblieben. Ich konnte mich auch noch einigermaßen an die entsprechende TV-Episode erinnern, aber nicht mehr genau daran wie es ausgegangen ist. Meine Neugier war also geweckt, und ich las das Buch zu Ende. Ist bei den wenigen Seiten auch schnell getan.

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2018-11-20 12:17

    4 - 2014Lupa episode ini ada di season berapa.Tapi jadi diingatkan kalau demi pengiritan, sapi dan ayam di peternakan pabrik AS sering dikasih makan sisa-sisa sapi dan ayam lainnya... so very cannibalistic!Tentu saja, fokus utama kisah peternakan ayam ini ada di para pengelolanya yang... juga kanibalNyam, nyam... #eh?

  • Geri
    2018-12-06 07:27

    Straight from the series....

  • Kris Russel
    2018-11-18 09:22

    Perfect for a quick read if you're an X-Files fan or a fan of the mysterious.