Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tales From the Used Book Store: Oh. They Went There

There are three things you should know about this book before you see the cover:

1. It's for younger readers. I'd say around fourth or fifth grade.

2. It's targeted at boys

3. It's a choose your own adventure

And this is what it's called:

Oh yes. THEY WENT THERE. Someone had the genius idea of naming a choose your own adventure story for prepubescent boys The Red Rocket.

All of this of course begs the question:

How many ways could this adventure possibly end?

5 comments:

  1. an explosion in deep space seems like the only possible outcome to me.

    oh wait, i was supposed to leave the joke unmade, wasn't i?

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  2. Way to RUIN the adventure for the rest of us. Wow.

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  3. Is that astronaut about to embrace his destiny in the pre-don't-ask-don't-tell days of the Star Wars program?

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  4. Hey! I read that book as a kid, and I want to find that series again! Can you give me any more info on it??

    Thanks

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  5. Torvik, thanks for stopping by the blog! Unfortunately I recently moved to Maine so I'm not longer working at the used book store in Vermont and therefore can't go pick up the copy to check for you.

    BUT here's a link to the book on Amazon, if that helps: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Rocket-Be-Interplanetary-Spy/dp/0553250787/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315957149&sr=1-5

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