Book Review: “Zombie Butts From Uranus” By Andy Griffiths
In what can only be described as the influential equal and only logical sequel to King James’ spin on the Holy Bible, Andy Griffiths knocks it out of the park like Barry Bonds on a little league field in his suspenseful tale “Zombie Butts From Uranus.” Matching the captivation factor of watching a UFO abduct a squid with the literary eloquence of William Shakespeare if he took LSD, Griffiths manages to write the ultimate metaphor for living in our times. From the highly contested US Presidential election of 2012 to why Nickelback is famous, every major issue of the day is symbolically covered. If Beavis were a social critic, this would be his “1984.” If Chris Griffin were deeply spiritual, this would be his “Walden.” If you crave a hyper-intellectualized summary of true reality, this book is for you. If you lack self-belief and are on a road of discovery, this book is for you. If you want to read children’s literature that is rife with abject silliness and toilet humor, I would look elsewhere.