The Pink Bus and Other Strange Tales from Lala Land by G. Michael Vasey is a collection of magical vignettes and short stories about living, dying, death, and the other side.
Thrill to the strangeness, and humor, of the pink bus; shiver and shudder at the creepy mirror antics faced by Andrew; delight in the tale of "Déjà vu" - and wonder to yourselves about the nature of reality, the capabilities (so often under-utilized) of human beings and the mysteries of dreaming, life, and death.
Have you ever asked yourself, "What happens when I die? If I just cease to exist, then what was the point?"
If you have, these vignettes/short stories will entertain you. You see, I'm still trying to answer those questions and, with my inquiring nature, I have developed all sorts of ideas and thoughts about what reality might be and what may happen when we die. On the other hand, these may be simply imaginings and may bear no actual resemblance to the final truth - whatever that is. LaLa land is that place we go in our imagination when we daydream - It is a land full of magic, mystery, and endless alternatives, as well as perhaps an answer or two.
So buy your ticket to ride on the Pink Bus, and take the reality tour of a lifetime through LaLa Land. All aboard for a magical, mystery tour.
Quick listen, but not my cup of tea. Thought the subject matter would be a little deeper, but still an easy listen. Just wasn’t what I was hoping for. I was given this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.
If you could sum up The Pink Bus and Other Strange Tales from Lala Land in three words, what would they be?
Very simple listening.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pink Bus and Other Strange Tales from Lala Land?
I enjoyed the whole listen. It was a quick, easy flow.
Which scene was your favorite?
I can't think of a particular. The whole listening was good.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Nothing particularly, no.
The narrator has such a nice voice and I am a sucker for the Queen's English. I very much enjoyed listening to her even though most of the stories had a male lead. The stories would have been very good had I never thought of the concepts he writes about. However, I have heard and/thought about all of them. They were still very much worth listening to, and I especially loved the rendition of Row, row, row your boat as a philosophical song. I guess I was hoping for something a bit more thought provoking, but it was a nice listen all the same.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Where does The Pink Bus and Other Strange Tales from Lala Land rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Overall, I didn't care for it. One story related how a professor had only two students "get" what he was trying to tell them. I guess I wasn't included in that group.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Some of the stories included a protagonist I briefly identified with. But I didn't relate enough to have a "favorite".
What about Lorraine Ansell’s performance did you like?
Her performance was okay. If I had enjoyed the actual work more I'm sure her performance would be rated higher. She wasn't the problem.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I tried but couldn't feel much at all.
Any additional comments?
I hate giving reviews like this. In some ways this reminded me of the late Rod Mckuen. Listeners / Readers will either love or hate it. I didn't get it, but it may appeal to some. I did listen to all of the reading, it's very short. Thanks for making this available.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.