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Overheard in the kitchen - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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Overheard in the kitchen
"... apart from the polio in the left arm, he's never really -- touch wood -- apart from that aneurysm, had anything wrong with him..."
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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: September 21st, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gleep. That's heading in the direction of "But apart from that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln ?"

[ Have you read Waiting for the Galactic Bus ? It's a very weird and hysterical book in which John Wilkes Booth is still wandering around Hell furious that, despite being the greatest Hamlet of his generation, he's remembered for killing one lousy Republican. ]
j4 From: j4 Date: September 21st, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never even heard of it -- but it sounds fun, and there are two copies on eBay which are currently going for only 99p, so I will see if I can snag one for a reasonable price. (Because, you know, my reading list is just not quite big enough. :-)
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: September 21st, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is a lot of fun, and really not much like anything else, though I can see shelving it with Douglas Adams and the better Robert Sheckley out of desperation. [ And an extremely poor sense of alphabetical order. ]

(Because, you know, my reading list is just not quite big enough. :-)

I believe the appropriate expression is "Mwahahahahahaaaaa !"
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: September 21st, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The truly irritating thing about it is that I then tried to find anything else by Parke Godwin. And then only found historical/fantasy stuff, which just wasn't the same.

But I see there is a second book. Oh my, I think I might just have to open an Amazon account.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: September 21st, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snake Oil Wars is not quite so good, and if anything it's even weirder. I've read a fair bit of the historicals: Tower of Beowulf is kind of grim fun, if that description makes any sense at all, and the first two Arthur books would probably be OK to anyone who did not find them quite so politically obnoxious as I do. The St. Patrick one, The Last Rainbow, has probably the most crack!tastic ending I've ever seen in a published novel that's been reational within its own loopy premises up to that point, though.

And there's only one userpic I can possibly use with this.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: September 21st, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I hit one of the Arthur books. And loathed it so much that I almost wept from frustration.
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