Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel

by Seth MacFarlane
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Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel by Seth MacFarlane

From the creator of Family Guy and director of Ted comes a hilarious first novel that reinvents the Western.
 
Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion. Something called “toe-foot.” Even a trip to the outhouse. Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him for the most insufferable guy in town, Albert decides to fight back—even though he can’t shoot, ride, or throw a punch. Fortunately, he teams up with a beautiful gunslinger who’s tough enough for the both of them. Unfortunately, she’s married to the biggest, meanest, most jealous badass on the frontier. Turns out Albert has just discovered a million and one ways to die in the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553391671
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 825,050
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Seth MacFarlane is an animator, writer, producer, director, actor, and singer. He is the creator of the show Family Guy and co-creator of American Dad!, for which he also voices many of the shows’ various characters. He is the executive producer of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. MacFarlane’s film Ted is the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, and he is the co-writer, producer, director, and star of the film A Million Ways to Die in the West. As a singer, MacFarlane has released a Grammy-nominated album of American standards, Music Is Better Than Words. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read in a library you will disturb the other patrons with laughter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and well-writen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short read. Suspenseful. Very entertaining.
bikemansteve More than 1 year ago
A great read. A funny glimpse into Macfarlane's take on the dirty frontier. A must read for fans of stories like Rustlers Rhapsody, and Blazing Saddles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this guy's shows, movies and now bookss. The guy is a genious when it comes to comedy and so mmmmm to look at! Loved the book can't wait to see the movie. Hope he writes some more.
BevTexas More than 1 year ago
This novel is set in the Old West, but with a modern edge. The language is today's, which lends some really funny moments when paired with the "oater" feel. My main concern was the frequent use of profanity and obscenity. I am open-minded, and find such humor appropriate in some situations. This author, however, seems to use it gratuitously. It's as though he had his mouth washed out with soap as a child for saying "naughty" words and he's making up for it now by using them at every opportunity, going so far as to create said opportunity when there is none. There's nothing new in the plot itself. It follows the formula of meek-and-mild tenderfoot facing down a scurvy pack of bad guys. All in all, not great but not a total waste.
just_jess More than 1 year ago
Would have made a better B-movie. The humor just doesn't work on the page.
bonnieCA More than 1 year ago
When I first started this story, I thought it was silly but as i read more, I really got into it. He does explore people's feelings and it turned out to be a good love story. I doubt people talked like that in the 1880s but that's okay. I didn't see the movie so I don't know how closely it follows the movie.
MGL11 More than 1 year ago
The concept was well constructed; the language comfortably shifted from period piece to modern day expletives; it was what I expected. My intent was a diversion from more serious reading and this fit the bill. It was, unfortunately, rather short. That was its only "con". But I did laugh out loud on many occasions and would recommend it to any of Mr. MacFarlane's fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample looked quite humorous and I was looking forward to starting it, however, once into it, I found it rather vulgar and not real funny!
olpvio More than 1 year ago
very interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to see the movie. The Wild West as it truly was ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
''Alright. I'll tell Seth the next time I see him. Once you make this decision, you can't come back to the camp unless told otherwise.''
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To 'scs' all results.
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[Miles. Move to the next Result.]