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Thursday, January 06, 2005


While mulling over the latest bookshelf/title meme, I found myself at MostlyFiction, checking out the writeup on Jorge Amado.

I next found myself checking out other Latin American authors and, from there (is it any wonder that I get lost in the forest?), found myself at MostlyFiction's current newsletter.

The newsletter mentioned a new review of Christopher Moore's latest, The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror.

Well, Christopher Moore! The twenty-something over on the other side of the hill introduced me to Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story a while back and also Practical Demonkeeping: A Comedy of Horrors.

Practical Demonkeeping begins, "The Breeze blew into San Junipero in the shotgun seat of Billy Winston's Pinto wagon. The Pinto lurched dangerously from shoulder to centerline, the result of Billy trying to roll a joint one-handed while balancing a Coors tallboy and bopping to the Bob Marley song that crackled through the stereo."

MostlyFiction is a fabulous site.

From links on the page with the review of The Stupidest Angel and reviews of other Moore titles, I found myself at Christopher Moore's Web site and his blog.

Once there, I couldn't resist clicking through on the entry titled ANOTHER MODEST PROPOSAL.

ANOTHER MODEST PROPOSAL makes mention, among other things, of Carnivore, which belatedly reminded me that I'd forgotten to say, "Hi, Tony! Happy New Year!"

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