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Title : Air Force Gator
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ISBN : 9780615728421
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 152 Pages
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Air Force Gator Reviews

  • Melki
    2019-03-06 16:25

    No official military rule forbade the devouring of victims, but it was generally reserved for the most passionate of kills.Well, I should hope so!Forget what you think you know about the killings of Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein and Bid Laden. No matter what the media tries to tell you, they were actually . . . gator snacks.Gulp!Despite his "tiny little alligator arms," Air Force Gator is not a reptile to be trifled with. But, he'll need a tough hide when he teams up with a human to save mankind and even old scores. This is kind of a weird one to rate. It's not bizarre enough to fall into the Bizarro category, and while there's plenty of action, Gator is no Mack Bolan. (Then again, The Executioner seldom ATE his adversaries, so there's that.) This probably doesn't deserve four stars, but it was a pleasant enough diversion, and unlike a certain would-be warrior in a padded codpieceAir Force Gator, AND the author, both did what they set out to do - they kept us safe and entertained.

  • M
    2019-03-10 09:43

    "I don't want it. What makes you think any of our 'brothers' do? Most of them are just happy being reptiles, doing alligator things. Snakes just want to eat mice, lizards want to catch bugs, and turtles just want to hang out. None of us want to be president."Truer words have never been spoken. Air Force Gator was a tour de force, a seamless blend of high-adrenaline drama and thoughtful social critique. I don't doubt it will be the first of many masterpieces by nascent literary savant Dan Ryckert.The protagonist is a young anthropomorphic alligator with dependency issues and a checkered past. Though the events of 9/11 drive him to shake off his decade-long drunk and climb back into the familiar role of world-renowned war hero, he spends his nights alligator-wrestling with the agony of growing up in his grandfather's shadow, and a wracking, pervasive shame about his tiny little arms. Air Force Gator is among the most relatable characters I've ever read -- who among us hasn't languished in the difficulty of living up to familial expectations? Or lay awake long into the night, staring at the ceiling tiles and wondering what people say about our stubby, ineffective arms?Gustav, the racist crocodile, launches a Jokeresque plot to aggrandize all reptilekind with an inhalant steroid/evolution chemical known colloquially as "GatorAid". Though Ryckert's definition of evolution may leave something to be desired, the implication is masterfully subtle: Gustav wants to melt all humans, while enlarging the braincases and lengthening the limbs of crocodiles and alligators, allowing them to use human speech and operate within the paradigm of human society. Gustav sought to turn the very creatures he loved into what he hated most, in a misguided attempt to free them.Air Force Gator is the most important novel of our generation. When Gator met the president, and at long last, he was able to salute without shame? No lie, friends, I saluted with him. I burned with the same fierce pride.And I am not ashamed to admit that I wept, like a colicky baby.

  • Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
    2019-03-09 16:47

    “He was as content as a clinically depressed, desperately alcoholic alligator could be.”Some words to describe this book:Ridiculous.Stupid.Gatorlicious. But most of all, this was a surprisingly fun military action story, starring an alligator in the Air Force, who is aptly named, Air Force Gator.Air Force Gator is one of the US military's top agents. He comes from a long line of military gators, and is always trying to do his grandfather’s legacy justice. He is out to save the world, and that is exactly what he does in this book. Facing off against his nemesis, the wily crocodile, Gustav, and his plans for a reptile revolution, Air Force Gator shows us his wits and his ability to get the job done, even without military backup. “Here’s what’s gonna happen. I’m gonna rip your dick off, and then I’m gonna kill you.”To be completely honest, I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Especially because, while it never took itself too seriously and was an entertaining and action filled story, it also managed to touch on some heavy topics like species discrimination, equal opportunity, addiction and PTSD.“Gustav better hang onto his asshole, because I plan on sending him on a one-way trip to hell.”Some of the dialogue in this read like a fantastically cheesy B grade action movie. It was awesome. “Lick my asshole, asshole.”There were a few story inconsistencies that I found, but overall this was well written, thoroughly edited and was an enjoyable read. As ridiculous as it sounds, I would happily read more Air Force Gator.3.5 gatorlicious Stars

  • Adam Levin
    2019-03-09 16:20

    The greatest novel of our generation. Ryckert has, in his first work, surpassed modern storytellers like Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace. In fact, he has accomplished more in 150 pages then they have in their thousand-page diatribes. There 150 pages contain a scathing critique of U.S. foreign policy and commentaries on nationalsm. Gustav Leonidus serves as an analogue of the narcissistic and tribalist response towards globalization. Lost in a post-Cold War world of confusion, Gustav turns to the only source of comfort he has: Reptile nationalism. Of course, the hero, Air Force Gator, is not much better: He mercilessly murders America's enemies without regard to values and morality. Therefore, Ryckert writes, we are caught between a ruthless America and her even more ruthless enemies. Various sub themes are present, from the horrendous effects of alcoholism on Gator's life to the environmental destruction caused by the chemical "GatorAid." In short, Ryckert has managed to sum up the entire post-Cold War world in 150 pages. If you only buy one novel about an anthropomorphic gator's attempt to defend the United States, let this be it.

  • Kevin Fuhrman
    2019-03-15 14:19

    This book defines the genre of anthropomorphic crocodilian war novels better than any book of it's generation!! That's no typo I used two exclamation points and I meant every one of them.

  • Austin
    2019-02-20 12:25

    If you love America and have any interest at all in how alligators are the Air Force's top pilots, pick up this book by the time you finish reading this sentence. You will laugh with Gator, you will cry with Gator. This story of a broken alligator is more human than any piece of literature in the past 500 years.

  • Perrin Lindelauf
    2019-03-11 09:24

    If an author sets out to write a bad book and succeeds, does that make it good? No.

  • Victoria Zagar
    2019-03-10 14:44

    I read this after watching Dan's work on video game website Giant Bomb. It had a lot of expectations to live up to: Dan is known for his idiot savant antics, including the belief that egg whites come from cooked egg shells and that fudge is actually aged chocolate. Air Force Gator is every part the ridiculously stupid masterpiece I was hoping for. This book is so dumb it actually crosses the line into genius. A B-movie-styled plot involving an alcoholic alligator kicking ass in the military forms the core of the novel. The book is littered with clear references to Metal Gear Solid, and the cast of characters are mostly named after wrestling legends. Air Force Gator is gory, over-the-top and completely implausible, leading to a laugh-a-page. There are also some really bad puns and Air Force Gator (yes, that's his name) talks about his short arms a lot.For a self-published novel, the spelling and grammar are pretty solid, though I did spot the occasional oddly-worded sentence. Shakespeare this ain't, but the writing gets the job done.If you like terrible things ironically, Air Force Gator will be your bag. It's a light weekend read that made me laugh a lot. If you're looking for a serious read, go elsewhere, but if you need a cup of absurdity to brighten your day, Air Force Gator delivers in buckets.

  • Jonathan
    2019-02-27 10:40

    There is a base called Crocodile Rock.

  • cory
    2019-03-15 12:22

    Still better than Twilight.

  • Peter
    2019-03-13 12:25

    This is probably the most stupid book I've ever read. But Dan as such in the notes, and I have to admit I did laugh out loud at some of the more ridiculous lines.

  • Vince Home
    2019-02-19 12:27

    Dan is an idiot and so is this book.

  • Chase
    2019-02-18 14:29

    The most important book of the decade

  • Mats
    2019-02-23 17:23

    This is the stupidest book I've ever read, it's great!

  • Sophia
    2019-02-26 12:31

    So I've now read the first and second Air Force Gator paperbacks, and the first one is the clear winner. They are like reading a graphic novel or comic book without the illustrations. As a devotee of the action hero genre, I couldn't help but love this short series about a grizzled, former addict, antihero alligator pilot looking to make a comeback and keep America safe from terrorists every few years. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Super quick and easy read, the writing isn't great, and the second one has numerous technical errors and doesn't appear to have been edited, but for what this series is, I could gladly overlook the errors in the name of nonsense fun :)

  • Mark
    2019-03-02 15:46

    As the author states in the acknowledgements, "Air Force Gator is dumb as all hell", and I can't disagree. Not written to win any awards, it's a silly short book with a very shallow plot. If I didn't know Dan Ryckert wrote for Game Informer, I would've thought he was just some high school kid that was so inspired by hours of Call of Duty that he needed to write a book. Read it if you want an easy read with ridiculous gratuitous gator/croc violence, but don't expect much else.

  • Garett
    2019-03-19 11:39

    This book is absolutely fantastic in a SYFY movie in print form kind of way. It's like the Sharknado of the literary world. It is just good dumb fun. If I were to go to into the book with critical analysis, it would ruin the point of the book. This was written by a guy who misunderstood a friend talking about a video game and somehow spawned this Top Gun-esque story that absolutely blows your mind with dumb humor.

  • Nick Hawryluk
    2019-02-19 11:29

    Actually genuinely funny, and surprisingly deadpan. Pretty decently written too. Ryckert wears his love for the Metal Gear Solid games on his sleeve, borrowing much of the imagery and technology used in that series. It may be derivative by design, but the heavy use of clichés and lack of dramatic tension in the third act really start tripping it up. Quick read, and worth it if you enjoy gloriously dumb stuff.

  • Ren Bedell
    2019-02-20 13:19

    The author himself calls this a dumb book and it is. It reminds me of Teenage Mutant Turtles, with mutant humanoid reptile fighting off another mutant humanoid reptile that wants to make more mutant humanoid reptiles using a mysterious thick liquid. The difference being, these reptiles are in the Air Force.

  • David Sanchez
    2019-03-20 10:23

    Over the top, ridiculous, I LOVED IT!If you listen to the Giant Bombcast, you have a fairly good idea what Dan had to offer. This book did not disappoint, it is an over the top cheesy 80's war movie -in a book.

  • Chelsea Claybrook
    2019-03-09 11:26

    This is the dumbest book I've ever read, and I'm pretty sure the author intended it that way. Good thing it was short. Not sure I could write an adequate review even if I wanted to put in the effort.

  • James Carr
    2019-02-21 13:40

    Air Force Gator is fantastic for anyone who knows Ryckert from his work on Game Informer and Giant Bomb, its his dumb over the top personality made print and I hope it does well for him so he can keep exploring weird and interesting stories.

  • Robert
    2019-03-21 11:35

    Ridiculous and stupid, often offensive and sometimes obscene, yet somehow amusing. The tale of Air Force Gator's battle against crocodile man super villain Gustav. As one of the human characters said, "There's something special about that gator!"

  • Dan Berends
    2019-02-25 13:23

    A dumb read I admit, but highly entertaining and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read with some ridiculous sequences and entertaining dialogue.

  • Daniel Ace
    2019-03-17 10:30

    This had the feel of a fun B-movie. Enjoyed it a lot. Not the deepest story but it was fun.

  • Jena
    2019-03-19 12:47

    I have to . . . . .I just . . . . have to. :-)

  • Jeff Hatt
    2019-02-23 12:17

    Just dumb enough to be a fun weekend read.

  • Kyle Green
    2019-03-18 14:46

    Beauty drips from every word and coalesces into something sharp and pure and whole. Air Force Gator.

  • William Wright
    2019-02-26 15:35

    A masterpiece.

  • Drew
    2019-02-18 16:33

    This is a work of postmodern genius and may very well be Dan Ryckert's Magnum Opus.