Thursday, March 22, 2012

Story Review: Fool's Gold: A Coyote Cal Weird Western

Something a little different. Fellow W1S1er Milo James Fowler was cool enough to offer up his weird tale of the old west over on Amazon--so naturally, I had to review it.

A brief rundown: Our heroes, Coyote Cal and Big Yap, unravel the mystery behind the Trail of Death--all with bandits, horse chases, guns a blazin', and a Portuguese-Indian.

A parody of those old west shows such as Bonanza and other spaghetti westerns. It plays upon the stereotypes of the genre like the charming hero and pearly white smile, the grumbly goofy side-kick, the gorgeous girl who helps the hero recover, and so on. The story itself doesn't even take itself seriously, breaking the fourth-wall. It's all meant to have a good laugh at the genre.     

I found it enjoyable, a fun quick read. I definitely can see some Captain Quasar in Coyote Cal--both ridiculously over-the-top heroes. Though if I were to compare Fool's Gold to Coyote Cal's previous adventure, El Diablo De Paseo Grande in Arcane 2 , I'd have to say El Diablo wins. Partly because Big Yap plays a bigger role in that story, and I find him the funnier of the two heroes, plus the weird factor was so, so much weirder. *shivers*

So if you like parodies, along the lines of Galaxy Quest and Austin Powers, check out Fool's Gold for only 99 cents! And looking forward to more crazy adventures with Coyote Cal and Big Yap. 

4 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed it -- thanks for the great review!

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    1. No problem! Thanks for sharing your story. :)

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  2. Thanks for heads up! I love a good parady and this sounds great :)

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    1. It is great, I'd certainly recommend it. :)

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