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The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

This is a pleasant surprise, a scifi novel that doesn’t take itself serious.  This is a light-hearted story about Jim diGriz, a thorough rogue who lives high on a vacation planet.  He is suddenly plagued by a problem Jim believed he had put behind him; his low-life cousins and their hoards of porcuswine. They show up in a hired spaceship.  Not allowed to disembark from the spaceship on the planet, Jim has to find someplace to take the cousins and their animals.  Jim and his wife Angelina travel around the galaxy  with the cousins and livestock and run Into various problems that Jim solves too easily. He doesn’t break a sweat and hardly ever misses a cocktail time.  Nevertheless, the novel is an easy read and is filed with wry humor.

Four stars