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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
Warped by Svingen and Pedersen is a short, zany story set on board a spaceship called Agatha X, which is stuck in a wormhole inside a wormhole. Trouble is afoot and Captain Lisa Henderson must take whatever action is needed to get herself, the crew and passengers back home safely. Time is running out and the Agatha X is headed for annihilation with everyone on board. Suspense builds as the crew try to fathom out what the strange series of events means, and solve the mystery before it is too late. With moments to spare, Lisa and her crew discover that the solution may rely on the consumption of a cinnamon roll. Captain Lisa is not convinced it will work, but her crew and passengers are depending on her.
Warped is one of three books in The Meantime Stories series by Svingen and Pedersen. I read the whole short story open mouthed. It has to be the funniest, wackiest tale I have read in a long time. The whole situation on board the Agatha X is side-splittingly funny. The plot was brilliantly written and so unique, and I loved the ways the characters tried to work out how to get back home safely. I laughed out loud throughout. I felt as if I had been transported onto the ship and was pleading with Lisa to eat the cinnamon roll quickly before everyone was doomed. Although it is a very funny story, the authors cleverly wove suspense into the humour. If you like the zany comedy of Airplane, then this is a must-read. Absolutely brilliant.