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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (414 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Turner Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Planet Simpson is the first book to bring in-depth analysis to that most important pop-cultural institution of the last decade—Fox TV's The Simpsons—and use the show as a microcosm of the Western culture it has hilariously (and mercilessly) influenced and reflected. Planet Simpson is broken down into scathingly funny chapters analyzing each major character's relationship to different facets of the American character: from Homer, the ultimate everyman of the American century to C. Montgomery Burns, who is unchecked capitalism personified.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joseph Gowen | 2/19/2014

    " I don't think this book would be nearly as enjoyable for someone who wasn't a diehard Simpsons fan. The author spends much of the book talking about social changes in the last twenty years and how the Simpsons gave voice to generation x and their angst. In one sense, it was fun to read all the "clips" from the shows, but in another sense, it was depressing to think that this person really had no faith in anything except the Simpsons. There really is more to life than a cartoon, but if you think religion and faith and authority are all bunk, then maybe you see nowhere else to turn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie Meehan | 2/17/2014

    " being a simpsons fan i was excited to read a book all about them but after getting half way thorough the book it seemed to be a chore. I mean i have watch almost every simpsons episode and at least of of the ones from the 90s and early 00s. And i found the author explaining episode i saw and remember vividly. He was also explaining events that i knew when then happen and found little to no new info about them. But all in all a good book and made me appreciate having a love of something and knowing someone else loves it just as much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew Thompson | 2/1/2014

    " Bordering on autistic/compulsive analysis of the planet's favourite 4-fingered yellow family. Actually a lot more fun than that suggests. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colleen | 1/9/2014

    " In depth review/critique of the Simpsons, but also of pop culture over the past 40+ years. "

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