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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
In Rude Baby by James W. Morris, a woman named Lucinda stumbles upon a new mega supermarket and checks it out. Here she meets a woman with a string of hazelnuts in her hair who sells her the adoption rights to a genetically enhanced baby. Despite being cute and cuddly, the cosmic infant is extremely rude. Customer service isn’t helpful when she tries to return the baby, as the attendant is a weirdo obsessed with having an out-of-body experience. More bizarre incidents occur when the baby escapes and Lucinda tries to find him with old women claiming to live in the store; a talking computer that wants her to make crazy, impossible choices; and a vegan butcher who claims that he has been reincarnated sixteen times.
Rude Baby by James W. Morris has a somewhat creepy plot in a playscript format. We should be thankful that we will probably no longer be living by the time a supermarket like this becomes a reality, but such an establishment makes for a great source of conflict. James W. Morris is trying to point us to a philosophy that aims to decode the riddles of life. Whatever it is, it is totally up to you to find out. One thing is definite: He makes a point that meaning can be found in the most unusual of places and in the things to which we don’t give much thought. This is where his story gets entertaining because it gives an inescapable sense of responsibility. I laud Morris for his approach to formatting his novel like a script for a stage play. Reading Rude Baby is engaging enough to give you an entertaining rush.