Friday, February 26, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus

Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus. Chalk another one up for the elders of Tralfamadore.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sloane Crosley, I Was Told There'd Be Cake

Sloane Crosley, I Was Told There'd Be Cake. These were like going out for coffee with a friend (who you don't really like, but who is really entertaining when she talks about herself, which is always).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times. One last fun book leftover from Christmas. Actually, I think it was my least favorite discworld book so far (which is to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it)- Rincewind isn't my favorite wizard and the Counterweight continent doesn't hold a candle to Ankh-Morpork.

Alan Zweibel, The Other Shulman

Alan Zweibel, The Other Shulman. Shulman is your middle aged faintly whiny guy who's just realized he's no longer a promising young man; he's a familiar character, which actually makes the fact that he has an evil double pretty funny. Shulman's lost (and gained) enough weight over his life to make a second person and that person has decided to ruin his life. There are some hilarious moments as Shulman clomps along in training to shamble through a marathon, and his love of stationary is genuinely endearing.