Island of the Sequined Love Nun? Want! What's it about? I mean, other than sequined prayer?
Which BGB book are you on?
Don't worry. I'll loan her my copy of Lamb. :)
*whew* Thank God. I'd hate for her to not know it because.. because Biff.. and the elephant.. and shaving the yak... and the wages of sin is three sheckles. *giggle*
He's apparently doing a radio interview in Chicago on the 5th of June to promote Fluke in paperback.
The bits about the yak made me laugh so hard that all the other people riding the bus turned and stared at me. I try to keep my bus-laughing to a minimum, to aviod the staring, but with Biff, I just couldn't.
I really need to read more of Moore's stuff - listersgirl
was telling me what she thought the best ones were, but what about you? What's your favorite?
Hmm.. It depends on my mood. My favorite of all of them is Lamb. I think it's got the tightest writing, the best characters, and the most... meat.
For sheer wonderful laughs and the feeling that love conquers all I read "Bloodsucking Fiends" because the turkey bowling makes me snarf things out my nose and because I adore Jody.
Island of the Sequined Love Nun is great but very very silly.
Fluke is a wonderful kind of ... culmination for him.. tight writing, good characters, oddball story. It's not as meaningful as Biff but it's still great (and I *heart* my signed copy).
I'm less of a fan of Coyote Blue and The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove but that's like saying that Stirling is my least favorite decrepit Scottish castle.. I still like them more than most of the other books I own.
Oh, and if you're looking for books that will make you laugh out loud on the bus, try Stephen Fry's The Hippopotamus which made me snort while laughing and caused me to have a row to myself on a sold-out NYC to DC train. (Actually anything of Stephen's is wonderful but The Liar and The Hippopotamus are the only truly funny ones.)
Now I may have to read these books, but let me tell you that I already have a definition for "yak shaving" and I am doing it right now.
mellyflori: Super Lit Pimp.
And seriously, when you get to the part about the Kama Sutra you have to think of me (but not like that!) because I was reading that part in my doctor's office while waiting for a wisdom-tooth-removal-surgery follow up appointment and I laughed so hard I popped two stitches.
I wrote an email to the author about it and he wrote back and told me I was funny. I nearly hyperventilated.
I love Christopher Moore. He's one of my top five favorite authors. The fact that he's got a new book coming out makes me go all giggly. :)
I actually got to hear him speak last year and I laughed my fool ass off. I'm so jealous that you're nearby!!
What are you guys doing this weekend?
. I'm going to see Troy with insidian
tonight, and then Van Helsing with her tomorrow afternoon, and then tomorrow night is a triple feature at our local Brew 'N' View of Kill Bill Vol 1, Secret Window and Eurotrip.
And if I think I can sit still for one more movie, I'm going to see The Saddest Music In The World on Sunday, because I have a big girlcrush on Isabella Rosselini.Big Fish
is amazing. I loved the movie, but the book stole my heart.
Isabella Rosselini is one of the most beautiful women alive. She's like her mother.. she only gets classier and better looking. *jealous*
So it's good yes? I didn't see the movie but the reviews and stuff at Amazon convinced me.. and having your backup on that helps (because you have a copy of Lamb, and therefore you rock.)
There's a gorgeous photo of her in this week's Entertainment Weekly - the one with Brad Pitt on the cover - and a great interview, which is what convinced me that I need to see this new movie of hers. And she's on Alias! I had no idea. But yeah. She's almost too beautiful to be real. I adore her. *jealous with you*
Big Fish is great. I'm a sucker for stories about stories, about mythology and creating mythology, and it's exactly that. And the writing's lovely, light and airy and totally serious all at the same time. I think it'll be great to listen to; I can totally hear how it would sound.
Hey, Glen Burnie! The town where it's always "HOT NOW"!
Not sure yet what I'm doing this weekend. Sad, isn't it?
Yay! Hot Now!
I don't think that's sad.. I think you have the whole weekend ahead of you and you can spend it however you want. Go you! \o/
Possibly seeing Troy, but am
afraid not a fan of opening weekend crowds.
Maybe helping my Mom in the garden on Sunday.
Reading. Writing my FRICKING BSC FIC THAT IS NOW OVER A WEEK LATE!!
me, I'm gonna finish up my newest Nagle fic so I can post on Monday :)
Really really??? YAY! Oooh I can't wait to read it. :)
*feels horribly uneducated* Um... Jack and Stephen book?
I'm new here. Meh. I have so much catching up to do...
not least with this Chistopher Moore guy. How come I've never heard of him?!
STupid LJ not giving me my comments. I missed this until just now. Jack and Stephen book would be the next book in the Aubrey/Maturin series written by Patrick O'Brian. The Master and Commander books. I'm afraid I've fallen rather in love with them.
And I have no idea why you haven't heard of Christopher Moore but good god woman! Remedy that! He makes me laugh so hard that stuff comes flying out my nose. Get thee to a library! :)
I shall hie me to my beloved library <3
And I've just started reading the Master and Commander books. I'm half way through the first one, and they make me laugh in about four different ways at once! :)