Book Review: Black Sheep in Tokyo

Black Sheep in TokyoBlack Sheep in Tokyo by Bruce Stark
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you have ever wondered what it is like to work behind the scenes on robotics and animatronics this book has some interesting anecdotes and stories. It follows Robotics Electrician Bruce Stark primarily as he participates in building Tokyo Disneyland, as well as some of his work on a few movie sets like Jurassic Park and Lake Placid, both of which prominently feature large creatures. It starts in the late ‘70s and goes through the early ‘90s.

Although some of the stories are really interesting, it is clear that Mr. Stark is an electrician and not exactly a writer. It’s a little disjointed at times, and there is not really an overarching story, just strung together memories. It ends a little abruptly. There are some really neat pictures, and I would love to see more of those because they really serve to illustrate some of the more complicated aspects of Mr. Stark’s work, which aren’t always easy to picture in your head. While a good start, I think that this could be an excellent memoir with an editor that helps make it a little more cohesive.

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