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The Toxic Avenger: The Novel based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is a novel. This is not merely a novelization of a successfull moviefranchise, but so much more than just that. The story this novel tells is the story of how The Toxic Avenger came to be, but that is where most of the comparison with the film ends and the book takes on a life of its own, adding another dimension to the universe of our favorite hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength. There is so much to be told that could not possible be fit into a 90 minute film, which you can read here and which gives the story a lot of depth, character development and additional scenes that could never be realised, but can now finally be seen using the cinema of the mind. Apart from all that, the discrepancies between the first film and the sequels are intelligently straightened out, the writers even go so far as to enlighten us about the historical origin of the name of Tromaville, there are guest chapters by such people as Oliver Stone that add even more depth and dimension, and there is an incredible amount of humor and cynisism spread throughout the entire book, taking on so many subjects and in doing so tying the whole world around us together to the sad place it has become. It is impossible to even begin to give examples here, as everything ties in with the story and the reality so ingeniously as only Lloyd Kaufman could deliver. I had a huge number of loud laughs and found the book quite unputdownable, just like Mr. Kaufman¿s previous books ¿All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger¿ and ¿Make Your Own Damn Movie¿. Fantastic reading for everyone who already is familiar with the Toxic Avenger, Troma in general and Lloyd Kaufman¿s work. Just as superb a read for anyone with an intelligent sense of humor and those interested in a different kind of novel. But also a perfect introduction to a completely new realm of storytelling for anyone who wants to know or learn about Toxie, Troma and Lloyd Kaufman, but was afraid to ask. You will find yourself hooked and running to the shops in september when the unmissable and essential 7-disc box set of THE COMPLETE TOXIC AVENGER will be released.