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“Simpsons” writer Larry Doyle on his new book “Go, Mutants!”

Jul 16, 2010

Larry Doyle understands what you want. He hears you. The former writer/producer of <i>The Simpsons</i> and frequent contributor to the New Yorker has been satiating the mainstream’s humor appetite for years now, and in the process, his first novel <i>I Love You, Beth Cooper</i> won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Now he’s back, this time with a new novel about two things that everyone loves: B-movie iconography and Cold War politics. It’s about time, right?! Doyle’s new genre-bending story takes readers to an alternative world where earth has been colonized by assorted aliens and mutants. This is a hilarious, mind-bending tale based in a universe where JFK and Marilyn Monroe run for president against Ronald Regan and Phyllis Schafly. Larry Doyle has created a world different than ours, all the while showcasing the same angst that all of us normal, John Hughes-loving humans display. If you’re not interested after reading all of that, maybe you’re just not meant for this world.

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