Eccentric inventor Rand Peltzer returns to Kingston Falls from a business trip, bringing his son Billy an extraordinary, furry little creature called Gizmo the Mogwai, a wondrous pet that transforms Billy from a mild-mannered bank teller into a hero.
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It wasn't that he disliked living with his parents, but it somehow made him seem
juvenile, and he wanted to be independent. "Broke down again?" Billy turned to
see Murray Futterman, the talkative neighbor around the corner, seated behind
the wheel of his snowplow. Even though Billy desperately needed a ride, he
hesitated. He knew that Mr. Futterman would talk his ear off the whole time. In fact
, he had started already. "That doesn't happen with American machinery. Ours
can stand ...
"You're not pulling my leg, Mr. Futterman, are you?" Billy asked with a smile. "No
siree. They were really there. We saw 'em. But you'd better hop on my plow or
you'll be late. No other cars in sight." Billy climbed up beside Mr. Futterman and
the plow started off. They had only gone one block, though, when Billy groaned.
His golden retriever, Barney, was following them, his big eyes happy, his nose
high as it pulled in exciting and unfamiliar smells. "Want me to turn around and
take him ...
attacked by all sorts of flying objects, finding bricks laid across roads, seeing
strange small creatures . . . and then Mr. Futterman, run over by nis snow- plow . .
. Mrs. Deagle, found in her chair in the field behind her house . . . "Good grief," he
muttered. "It's worse than I thought." Another report caused his hair to nearly
stand on end. The creatures were reported in Dorry's Pub. That was where Kate
worked! Billy hit the brakes so quickly his car did an automatic U-turn in the
middle of the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dragonasbreath - LibraryThing
A fast, fun romp. Some of it is quite believable, some not so much - but it's still a fun read. Beware giving a dangerous animal that looks like sweetness and light to a teenager! But at least he tried his best to clean up his mess. Based on the movie. Read full review