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Book Review: Celebrity Team Six (By Carl Farkwad)

Celebrity Team SixSource: Goodreads
Celebrity Team Six
Source: Goodreads

Length: 35 pages

My Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Celebrity Team Six is the introductory story of the people that are popularly known as celebrities. Lady Gaga, Mathew McConaughey, Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber and many other celebrities are in fact celebrities because that is the perfect guise for someone who has mutant powers of some kind and who goes crime fighting at random moments. It’s a team of supercelebrity superheroes whose real job is to fight off bad guys while pretending to be on tour.

My take:

CT6… WOW! (And Wow! not in a good sense but more along the lines of ‘Wow! What did I just read?”

Given the rave reviews and blurb, I expected this book to be funny, action packed and the kind that would poke (relatively) good natured fun at the celebrities that the world has come to love. What I got instead, was a (thankfully) short book that I could only wish was a lot shorter.

CT6 is not conventional, that’s for sure. And although unconventional can be great, this was not one of those cases. The writing style is not very smooth, making it quite a difficult and tedious task to actually read the book. You have to often go back and re-read lines just so that they make some kind of sense. The characters were ridiculous. Sure, everyone makes fun of the quirks that celebrities have, but this was taking it to a whole new level, and not in a good way. The celebrities were depicted in a confusing, and often stupid, manner that more often than not, wasn’t even necessary.
The action was just about bearable. A little too violent for some people, I thought the action sequences could have made more sense if the author put in just a little more effort. The comedy is, in one word, unfunny. There are very few parts that actually make you laugh out loud (I came across three) and the other attempts at comedy only serve to make the book more tedious.

If asked, I wouldn’t really recommend the book to anyone! It’s not funny, its action is uninteresting and there isn’t any other memorable aspect to warrant actually going through the effort of reading it. But if you have absolutely nothing to do and have run out of every book possible, including those that you could read four times, you could try your hand at CT6. But remember to do so with the understanding that this book is nothing more than someone’s crazy, unappetizing take on things – also read as ‘a real waste of time”.

– Rishika