Review From User :
This was a fantastic book on several levels. First, the layout and design is stunning. Earth reminded me of the DK Eyewitness books for kids. There are gorgeous photos and images that draw the reader in, and sometime during the ogling of the images the reader finds him/herself reading all the text.
Second, the humor is spot-on. Even what might be considered crude humor has layers to it, and it seems that Stewart and The Daily Show never made a joke just for the sake of the joke. However, there are several lines that are crossed in this book, and considering that America (The Book) was eventually challenged and banned, I can pretty much guarantee that this one will be as well, if it hasn't been already.
That said, the nudity in several places and multiple centerfolds does not seem gratuitous. Stewart has points he wants to make, mostly ecological and political, and a lot of the hot topic sections merely act as clever covers.
Third, a reader can actually learn things from this book. Stewart et al must have done considerable research for this book. But, you need to be smart enough to know what is actual truth and what is Stewart snark.
I found this to be much more engaging than America (The Book) and I look forward to whatever Stewart chooses to tackle next.
Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.
Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden.
As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn’t the only one with a dark side.