Other Things You Should Read 4: Mykle Hansen. Mykle Hansen. Mykle Hansen.

Specifically his book: Help! A Bear is Eating Me!

When I began reading “Help! A Bear is Eating Me!” I was so frustrated with the narrator that I almost wanted to stop reading it, just out of spite. Who would create such a terrible person? There was no way I was ever going to sympathize with this douchebag. But, try as I might, I could not stop reading this book. I tried everything. But the writing was so engaging, and so amusing, and the story kept getting better and better.

For a novel in which 90% of the story takes place under the carriage of an SUV, this story feels like it spans an entire lifetime.

And in the end… I sympathized with that douchebag.

I worried about the conclusion as I was approaching the end of the book, loving it more and more and suspecting that the ending would disappoint, but once again Mykle Hansen proved me wrong.

This book is a masterpiece. Once I stopped protesting the douchebaggery of the narrator, I was able to appreciate the awesome feat of writing an engaging, meaningful story from under an SUV.

Mykle Hansen will change your life.

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About pterodactylsamurai

Author of Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010), Chiaroscuro (2009) and editor of Unicorn Knife Fight Webzine
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