If you're wondering, this is that post.
I was going to tell you all about my history with this book, how I'm proudly in the world's first twitter-only rock band with the author (I'm on COWBELL!), and other such nonsense. I'll refrain. Let's just get to the book, shall we?
This book. Oh this book. It has been one of the most enjoyable in my recent past.
Here's the synopsis from the back cover.
"No worries," Mercury said.
"I think I've figured out a way for everyone to live happily ever after."
"Well, almost everybody. And not so much happy as only mildly disgruntled."
"And the 'ever after' part?"
"Actually," said Mercury thoughtfully, "it's more like 'for the very short-term future.'"
Let me just tell you, the wordplay alone is worth the read. But you figured that out with my last post, didn't you?
This book chronicles the Apocalypse. Who knew such a weighty subject could be so funny?
I only take issue with one bit of the back cover. Occasionally absurd. Well. The whole thing is delightfully absurd in the best way possible. I laughed my way through the Apocalypse.
Now there's a tee shirt logo for you.
The title refers to when I posted this. That was a preview-review. This, of course is a full-on review. And if you don't get that gag, well, I feel sorry for you. (If you haven't read that preview sample, you really should, to understand this one.) Well here's another conversation from the book that cracked me up.
Yes, it's all about prawns, too.
Perp snorted. "These mortals. They are mere prawns, being shoved about by -"
"Pawns," Mercury said.
"The mortals are pawns. I actually thought it was prawns, too, but it turns out that it's pawns."
"Are you sure? I've been saying 'prawns' for...must be seven hundred years now."
"Yeah, I've got a friend who knows this kind of stuff. Trust me, it's pawns."
"Pawns," said Perp, trying out the word. "You're absolutely certain it's not prawns?"
"Quite," said Mercury. "My friend is a writer. I have total faith in her judgment."
"Well then," said perp. "Pawns. Such a strange word. I suppose I'll get used to saying it though. As I was saying, these mortals are mere pawns in a vast ocean, being shoved about by currents beyond the meager understanding of their tiny crustacean brains."
I adore silliness and absurdity. Using these weapons to tackle such a controversial subject matter (the Apocalypse, not prawns, of course) is brilliant in my book.
Not that my book counts for much.
But this is my blog, so it's one of the only two that count at all.
I don't really know how to better describe to you this book.
It's a fun read. It draws you in from the first page and leaves you wanting more with the last.
As any good book should.
Go and buy. And read. And laugh!