Jennifer wrote:Just finished reading Christopher Moore's latest Fool. Moore is one of my favorite writers because his novels are clever, funny, satirical and quite bawdy. Fool is a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear. Intially, I hated it because it seemed to be nothing more than one dirty joke after another not to mention I hate Shakespeare. (My own personal theory is that the only people who love the Bard are people who were dropped on their heads as babies).
Once I got into it though the book was terrifically entertaining even though the bawdiness increased.
Probably my favorite author, right up there with Salman Rushdie.
Lamb - The Gospel According to Biff, Jesus' Childhood Pal might be one of the best, and funnies books I have ever read in my entire life. That was the first book of his I've read, and I've read most of the others so far. A Dirty Job was a pretty solid read from beginning to end as well.
As a HS English teacher, I'm looking forward to reading Fool, but I have to finish up my current book.
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is excellent, and I see exactly why it won a Pulitzer Prize. Gets a little tough in spots because there are smatterings of Spanish language throughout the narrative, and though I understand a decent amount of it, not everything translates well on the Internet. Still, an excellent read.