Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Y: The Last Man—Unmanned

Written by: Brian K. Vaughan

First line: Something's Wrong!

Why you should read this book: The first trade paperback collection in this popular and provocative series introduces an alternate future for the human race: one in which, for reasons yet to be discovered, every creature on planet Earth possessing a Y chromosome dies suddenly and horribly. The only exceptions are a young escape artist named Yorick and the incredibly unhelpful helper monkey he is failing to train, a capuchin named Ampersand. While the women of the world work to clean up the mess made by half the world's population dying suddenly and the resulting mess created by the remaining half, Yorick is busy dodging people who'd like to see him dead, or locked up as some sort of captive breeding stud.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Probably not a great choice for someone who hates women. Or men, for that matter.

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