From the creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and Ted comes a Western with a modern comic spin, following a cowardly farmer who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to win back the woman who left him.
Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion. Something called 'toe-foot.' Even a trip to the outhouse.
Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him for the most insufferable guy in town, Albert decides to fight back - even though he can't shoot, ride, or throw a punch.
Fortunately, he teams up with a beautiful gunslinger who's tough enough for the both of them. Unfortunately, she's married to the biggest, meanest, most jealous badass on the frontier. Turns out Albert has just discovered a million and one ways to die in the West.
About the Author
Seth Macfarlane is an animator, writer, producer, director, actor and singer. He is the creator of the show Family Guy and co-creator of American Dad!, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters. He is the executive producer of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. MacFarlane's film Ted is the highest- grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, and he is the co-writer, producer, director, and star of the film A Million Ways to Die in the West. As a singer, MacFarlane has released a Grammy-nominated album of American standards, Music Is Better Than Words. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
* [A Million Ways to Die in the West] is packed with raunchy, twisted jokes ... The story has all the hallmarks of a classic Western - gunfights, a stagecoach robbery, hostile Indians - but Mr. MacFarlane mocks those tropes at every turn Wall Street Journal * Elicits genuine hilarity from the most unlikely material Empire on FAMILY GUY * Creative, adorable, ingenious New Yorker on TED * Combining hilarity with skilled storytelling Total Film on TED * Extravagantly talented Vanity Fair on Seth MacFarlane
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th March 2014
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 14.4 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1