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

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

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Pays homage to the traditional Western with a modern comic spin, following a cowardly sheep rancher who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to win back the woman who left him.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553391671
0553391674
0553391682
9780553391688
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wild, Wellesley
Sulkin, Alec
Alternative Title: Million ways to die in the West

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 12, 2017

Normally, a movie would be based off of a novel, but for this, it was the other way around. I found the story alright, but there were some questionable decisions peppered throughout this book. I do like the concept of a protagonist who just cannot get used to western living conditions in the late 1800s, and makes a lot of rash decisions because of his contempt. And for the most part, what’s going on is actually interesting.
The problem is that this book tries to be as ‘adult’ as possible, by cramming a lot of swearwords, drug references, and sexual terms in it. You can’t go two pages without seeing the f-word pop up. With all that said and done, this book deserves a 2.5 out of 5 and a very cautious recommendation.
- @RhythmDragon of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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lukasevansherman
Mar 19, 2016

I once passed a kidney stone. That was funnier than Seth MdcFarlane.

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heinrichpenner
Aug 19, 2015

Try as I might, cannot find an appropriate adjective that begins to describe ... watching grass grow would be more interesting!

TJW007 Mar 25, 2015

is this like the movie? the movie was great

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Logovore
Jan 14, 2015

It's not terrible, but it's not great either.

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driafeliz
Jul 20, 2014

I found this book to be just okay. It was a predictable ending but with a twist to get to it, very much in Hollywood fashion. It was funny and quirky. It was just okay.

snicholson76 May 19, 2014

Absolutely hilarious!!! Fans of MacFarlane's work will not be disappointed and will most likely find themselves laughing out loud while reading this book. Can't wait for the movie!

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May 06, 2014

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