Monday, May 30, 2011

The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun (audiobook), by Robert Kaplow (performed by Arte Johnson)


It was pretty funny. It was obvious it was written by a male author because the main character, an aging male, was obsessed with sex, a detail female authors almost never include but men often do.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore


Funny, though hard for a new parent to read since it involves a mother dying after childbirth and an infant being threatened by demons. Overall, it was okay, but nowhere near the compelling genius of Lamb.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Mystery, by Alan Bradley


Is there anything more perfect than curling up with a Flavia de Luce book and spending some time in Bishop’s Lacey? No, no there is not. Bliss.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, by Daniel Wallace



Wow. Uh, unlike The Life of Pi, this book’s awfulness did not have a payoff at the end that made it all okay. It was really just racist drivel. I don’t believe the author would understand that criticism, which makes it worse in a way. It was the literary equivalent of that day Tyra Banks dressed in a fat suit and claimed to understand obesity.