Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CBR Book#30: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

Told you. Also? I'm having a difficult time writing about the Sookie Stackhouse novels without using information from the previous installments, so SPOILERS!

CBR Book#29: Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard

Leonard brings back three of his characters to play with each other in the novel Road Dogs. We have Jack Foley, bank robber and lead in Out of Sight. There's the Cuban Cundo Rey from LaBrava and the psychic Dawn Navarro of Riding the Rap. I've seen Out of Sight, but not read it, so I'm familiar with Foley. The only other Elmore Leonard book I've read is Rum Punch so I haven't 'met' Cundo and Dawn before. I think I might need to remedy that.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CBR Book#27: Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Oh, Charlaine Harris, you nutbag you. You have to be one of the most delightfully insane, and clearly horny, writers working today. Miss Sookie Stackhouse is a telepath with a name that sounds half Chinese prostitute and half Southern dynasty. The books are populated with (POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHOY!) Viking vampires. Pirate vampire. Yakuza vampire. Fairies. Werewolves. Shape-shifters. Werepanthers. Weretigers. Maenads. (POSSIBLE SPOILERS OVAH!) I'm starting to think that Sookie must either smell or taste like an orgasm feels with all of the supernatural sexy that wants to bang her. And I love it all!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CBR Book#26: The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, and not with a whimper, but with the bleak gusto of a low-budget horror movie" - John Langan

Adams has collected thirty-four short stories that all begin with the idea of zombies in our midst. Some of the stories bring the zombies to the forefront, some keep them in the background, shrouded in more mystery than usual. Some of the stories speak from the viewpoint of the zombie and one doesn't even involve real zombies.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

CBR Book#23: The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

The premise of this book is quite intriguing. As long as there is someone alive who remembers who you are, you will live in The City with other dead people after you pass away. When there is no one left with memories of you, you will leave The City of the dead and move on. On to what, this book does not address. It sounds like a beautiful way to view the afterlife and the dead seem to be happy in The City. Happy until some of them disappear due to a deadly virus sweeping the Earth.

Things I Say to My Dog

We have a beagle named Wallace. He's the only one in the house that obeys me on a consistent basis. He is also the only one that follows me around all day, tripping me and wanting to be scratched behind the ears. Here are some things that I've said to him.

"Oh, I'm sorry. Did I wake you up? Well, tough shit because it's Lost Tuesday, bitch."

"Holy Lord, dog! Did you just fart? Maybe those refried beans I gave you were a bad idea..."


"No. Go wipe your paws off first. NOOOO. I SAID GET THE MUD OFF OF YOUR PAWS FIRST!"

"Really? You'd rather eat this slice of bread than that chunk of chicken I just gave you? ARE YOU EVEN A REAL DOG??"

"Get away from my clothes. They just came out of the dryer and I would like to wear them before they start to smell like dog butt. Thanks so much."

I think I need more company during the days...and evenings.

Monday, February 1, 2010

This is not a book review

My 79 year old Pepaw fell and broke his leg on Tuesday. He was alone at his house when it happened. He felt the leg break and then crawled back to his house. He got to the phone and called...his buddies. "Where's a good place to get bones set?" he asked. Since he was asking in a normal tone of voice, Pepaw's buddy asked, "For your dog?", to which Pepaw replied, "No, for me."