Everyone knows the joke about the man who asked a genie for a tall beautiful girl with long legs and large eyes...and the genie gave him an ostrich. But then what happened? Here are eight tales about O'Ryan, the man with the ostrich, and his quest to track down the genie and have him turn her into a human being. Along the way they encounter ghost, spirits, mad scientists,Everyone knows the joke about the man who asked a genie for a tall beautiful girl with long legs and large eyes...and the genie gave him an ostrich. But then what happened? Here are eight tales about O'Ryan, the man with the ostrich, and his quest to track down the genie and have him turn her into a human being. Along the way they encounter ghost, spirits, mad scientists, scheming murderers, thieves, artists, and poets. Weird menace with a touch of humor. Read along and learn about a steadfast and true love that stands up to all challenges. Read the weird menace adventures of O'Ryan and his ostrich....
|Title||:||Incidental Contact: The Weird Menace Adventures of O'Ryan and His Ostrich|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||241 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Incidental Contact: The Weird Menace Adventures of O'Ryan and His Ostrich Reviews
O'Ryan, "like the constellation", is a quirky dude..."I'm a...uh...fossil-ologist.""A fossil-ologist?" She regarded him skeptically. "Don't you mean 'paleontologist'?""My specialty is extremely ancient fossils.""Aren't all fossils ancient?""All except the new ones."And then..."...his weapon of choice was a simple sock to the jaw—especially if the sock covered a foot and the foot was encased in a heavyshoe."O'Ryan has a tall problem - he needs to find the genie who botched his second wish. Botched his second wish by making his soul mate, Julie, an ostrich. In the process of searching for the elusive genie 'Dent', O'Ryan and his ostrich sleuth around and solve whatever 'incidents' cross their paths. 4 stars because I found the ending to be totally unsatisfying. Totally. Otherwise, the book is a good read.*I received this book on LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.
This book is here under two headings. I reviewed the book earlier and am moving that review here so it will appear under both listings.A fun collection of stories about O'Ryan, an ordinary everyday guy who happens to have an ostrich for a girlfriend. (The ostrich is really a girl trapped in a bird's body and O'Ryan is searching for a way to turn her human.) The stories are semi-serious, not as all out funny as some of the author's other work, although there are some side-splitting moments as well. One thing I did catch later on is that many of the characters are named after members of Doc Savage's band of associates. I don't know if that means anything but it's there to ponder. Despite the many weird encounters they have in their travels, the book is essentially a love story, tender and touching. I can't imagine anybody not liking this.
Omi, this was so good. The ostrich was so lovable and O'Ryan so noble. Rocktopus. Hah! And the poets. Very serious at times but still funny.