One question has plagued UFO researchers for sixty years: What'�s the deal with aliens and anal probes?
Blake, a milkman with a penchant for sword fighting, and Liza, a reporter who needs a hot story, discover the answer to this question when they are abducted: aliens are clouds of sentient gas that require a specific intestinal environment in which to live. Blake and Liza are the first humans ever found to possess the correct qualities.
An alien rebel helps them to escape their imprisonment before their bodies become the tools for the conquest of Earth. They have to recruit an army of genius bikers, led by the aptly named Big Al, and build a spaceship to take the fight back to the aliens, all while avoiding recapture.
They will have only one chance to save the world, their friends, and themselves...
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The Milkman would be nothing more than a silly, overextended fart joke if the author wasn't so damn brilliant! Ian Healy's short novel presents a plot halfway between a tacky, but funny and original, SNL skit and the movie classic, The Ice Pirates. The characters are well chosen, and believable in their own eccentric mannerisms. The storyline is silly, but to the point, and the editing is slick and tight. The similes and clever references to pop culture phenomena will blow you away! Although Healy's book is not for the prudish or evangelically inclined, The Milkman is an outstanding short read. Sometimes a guilty pleasure can be very satisfying, like that copy of Playboy you used to read with a flashlight underneath the covers.
I bought this book on a whim and it was a great read. It's funny and fast paced.