After I inquired if he would be interested in writing a review of his latest book, The Stainless Steel Rat Returns, he responded not just with a review but several short reviews like the quotes one finds on the cover of books. All in different characters. First though, a synopsis of the book.
After a ten-year absence, the return of one of the most enduring series characters in modern SF
James Bolivar "Slippery Jim" DiGriz, Special Corps agent, master con man, interstellar criminal (retired), is living high on the hog on the planet of Moolaplenty when a long-lost cousin and a shipful of swine arrive to drain his bank account and send him and his lovely wife, Angelina, wandering the stars on the wildest journey since Gulliver's Travels.
In this darkly satiric work, Harry Harrison bring his most famous character out of retirement for a grand tour of the galaxy. The Stainless Steel Rat rides again: a cocktail in his hand, a smile on his lips, and larceny in his heart, in search of adventure, gravitons, and a way to get rid of the pigs.
Harry Harrison's Reviews:
If reviewed by...
An overwhelmingly funny, adventurous, captivating novel for young and
old. Rush out and buy--2 copies of more.
JEALOUS SF WRITER:
Oozing damp turd of a so-called funny book. Highly recommended--for
the dust bin. Do best to avoid.
The year's best novel of intrigue, lost love, adventure--a hilarious
romp through the foothills of adventure to the heights of SF
perfection. You will laugh, cry, thrill, chill--and buy ten copies
for those near and dear to you.
Boy--pant, pant--that horny Angelina!! Like to get into her knickers...
What means "...his borborygmus?"
JEALOUS SF AUTHOR:
Not that funny...or adventurous...or unputdownable..
BARNES & NOBLES
I'd like to thank Harry Harrison for taking the time and participating. Also I'd like to thank Paul Tomlinson who maintains Harry's blog and website.
You can learn more about Harry Harrison by checking out his site and blog.