Saturday January 19, 2008

The Mushroom People

The "Mushroom Planet," visited by the protagonists David and Chuck, is covered in various types of mushrooms and is populated by little green people who are in a state of distress.  (from here)

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Was it made into a cartoon or something? 'Cause I think the story can be interpreted in various ways, but I don't get it. It doesn't seem very touching to me.

Pirooz, Tehran, Iran

Posted by: Pirooz at Jan 19, 2008 3:38:51 PM

Perhaps equally improbable is the fact that I read these books as a child and just rediscovered them on your blog, of all places. Haven't given them a thought in the better part of two decades, but no sooner had I read your sentence, it hit me. I can distinctly recall their size and shape, their covers, and even where they were located in the public library I frequented as a kid (back before they built that fancy new one, as it happens).

Alas, it will be a few more decades before I can read them again for free via Project Gutenberg. I'll get to work on my own scrap and tin spaceship in the meantime...

Posted by: rikker at Jan 20, 2008 7:28:16 AM

I think I also read this book when I was a boy. The idea of building a spaceship out of scraps was sort of an obsession for me as I was growing up, as well as making a robot out of coffee cans. Did David and Chuck to that as well?

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at Jan 20, 2008 10:50:08 AM

Same here. Except I read them as a girl, obviously. But I hadn't thought of them in decades.

Posted by: The Ridger at Jan 20, 2008 12:19:25 PM