The Suburban Vaistes

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In Book Two of The Adventures of Nosir Rag, Nosir continues his humorous exploits by traveling to that most fabled and feared of wastelands, The Suburban Vaistes. While searching for his lost coworker, whom he believes might be decompiled and imprisoned within a can of beans, Nosir has a fast-o-food mishap which leaves him with a cheeseburger lodged under his lower left rib. Meanwhile, on far distant worlds, his friends apply to the sweet toothed Righteous Yield Eclectic for help stopping the Yerggs, and visit ...
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Overview

In Book Two of The Adventures of Nosir Rag, Nosir continues his humorous exploits by traveling to that most fabled and feared of wastelands, The Suburban Vaistes. While searching for his lost coworker, whom he believes might be decompiled and imprisoned within a can of beans, Nosir has a fast-o-food mishap which leaves him with a cheeseburger lodged under his lower left rib. Meanwhile, on far distant worlds, his friends apply to the sweet toothed Righteous Yield Eclectic for help stopping the Yerggs, and visit the Zen-like planet of Zaxon to receive sage advice concerning the best time to save the universe. After many adventures, Nosir and his friends reunite to face off against an army of winnas in a nerve-racking battle outside of the Valhalla FriedDome. Don't miss the apocalyptic excitement, served with a side of fries, in this fun, futuristic odyssey.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982601211
  • Publisher: Friday Afternoon Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2010
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    I loved Sullivan┬┐s previous novel, The Dark Yergall, so the oppo

    I loved Sullivan’s previous novel, The Dark Yergall, so the opportunity to return to the world of Nosir Rag, the Imkass Empire and the Yerggs is not one you turn down. The sprawling Imkass Empire is very much left behind as Nosir continues the story by going in search of his friend Mainco. His journey takes him deep into the Suburban Vaistes which may sound nice initially but it’s actually a pretty barren and gritty place, but they have fast food so not all is lost. Along the way Nosir meets a plethora of characters and gets into many difficult scrapes while his friends continue their own adventure.
    As amusing as The Dark Yergall was I felt the dystopian society kept the humour under control, which was one of its strengths. With The Suburban Vaistes Nosir’s journey away from the city and the freedom and danger there seems to have unleashed Sullivan as well to tell an even more exciting story than in the first instalment. There are so many memorable encounters in the Vaistes, too many to give away and ruin the novel but the cheeseburger incident is one the most amusing. Poor Nosir works in a fast food joint at one point where having burgers thrown at you is a dangerous business and although our bumbling journalist proves himself pretty adept at the life or death job of catching burgers he is made to suffer when he gets distracted! I was also amused by his frequent attempts to telephone D-bot later in the novel but frequently misdialling when it came to the final digit. We’ve all been there, Nosir! 
    In comparison to The Dark Yergall, I found The Suburban Vaistes more fun and akin to a book as crazy as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Sci-fi and humour are very much Adams’ patch and you have to be good to try and match the master but Sullivan has no such problems here. Whether it’s deadly cheeseburgers, a nice helping of fries or flatulent groups with a penchant for canned beans, this is a fun and action-packed journey that goes far wider into Sullivan’s intergalactic world. Anticipation for the third instalment is already building.
    I loved both Rahala and The Dark Yergall, but of Sullivan’s books I think this one has been my favourite so far. The first book had the common problem of setting the scene and introducing the characters that all first instalments suffer with. Having laid the foundations there feels like a lot more freedom here in The Suburban Vaistes. It’s funny, imaginative and full of great set-pieces. Inches away from 5 stars, I’m stuck on 4.5, and reserving that top rating for the third instalment of Nosir Rag’s adventures which I know will kick some serious Imkass. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Overt themes of Friendships, Love and betrayal set on the most w

    Overt themes of Friendships, Love and betrayal set on the most wonderfully textured backdrop of dystopia ever imagined.. Yes, I read it and loved it. Hope others will do the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Enjoyed reading the 2nd installment in the series. Pithy critiq

    Enjoyed reading the 2nd installment in the series. Pithy critique of modern life. Waiting for next adventure of Nosir Ragg and his odd alien and cyber buddies. Meanwhile I'm checking out the short stories by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Pass

    I gave up after only 30 pages. The first chapter was just plain strange, filled with abbreviations and odd names that probably were some inside joke -- I didn't get it.

    The second chapter was a new a new location but more of the same. Apparently the humor went over my head.

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