Seth MacFarlane can do anything: create animation, make live-action features, sing, act, produce live-action sitcoms and science documentaries, host the Oscars, and add to that list now, write novels. Of course, whether he does any of it well is another question.
MacFarlane’s first book, A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel, will be released tomorrow by Ballantine Books. The novel is based on the screenplay he wrote with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild for the upcoming film of the same name, and both Sulkin and Wild receive credit on the book cover.
According to the Wall Street Journal, MacFarlane’s writing is ” peppered with gags about infanticide, child brides, bestiality, incest and one of his comic staples, diarrhea.” Louis L’Amour, this ain’t.