Monday, February 28, 2022

Review of "The Acme Catalog," by Charles Carney

 Review of

The Acme Catalog, by Charles Carney ISBN 9780811851152

Four out of five stars

Descriptions of the gadgets used by the coyote

 Viewers of "The Road Runner" and other Looney Tunes cartoon shows are very familiar with the products of the Acme Company. Whenever a character receives a new gadget or product, the source is the Acme Company. My favorites were the antics of Wile E. Coyote in his constant attempts to catch the Road Runner, the gadgets were generally spectacular and always flop for one reason or another.

 This book, published by Warner Bros. is a catalog of many of the gadgets used by Mr. Coyote in his battles with the Road Runner and includes some that were not. The emphasis is on deadpan humor, the items are presented as real products, although the descriptions occasionally go a bit frivolous.  If you are a fan of the Looney Tunes cartoons, then you will appreciate and enjoy the products in the catalog, but if you have not seen the cartoons, then you will find most of the entries largely incomprehensible.  

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