13. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
14. Creation in Death by J.D. Robb – A really satisfying read. The best of the series so far. And a good thing, too, as it’s likely to be months before the next in the series comes out!
15. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore –What a hoot! Not as many laugh-out-loud moments as in The Stupidest Angel, but it’s a much earlier book (1995) and shows that spark that is all Moore.
16. Patrimony by Alan Dean Foster – The latest in Foster’s Pip & Flinx adventures. A satisfying read, with one major question answered. The major disaster that’s threatening the galaxy is still looming, promising more adventures to come.
17. Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak – A fun read. A plotline that’s not-so-straightforward and fun subplots make this a little tricky to keep track of (especially if you’re reading it at work, being interrupted by 9-1-1 calls or officers on the teletype radio), but it’s worth it!
18. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore – A fun book! Moore is good at planting details, growing them at a leisurely pace, then harvesting them in the denouement of the book. (Alert: dead metaphor! Confession: I killed it!)
19. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore – Such a fun read! I love this book. Highly recommended.
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I am reading Valerie Plame-Wilson’s, “Fair Game”. It’s good read. She is so very middle class, white, rah-rah America, with her writing, (What do you expect, she wrote fact finding, no nonsense analyst’s reports for nearly 20 years) but she does express her absolute disgust with the way she was betrayed with dignity, even though she could have lowered herself to bash the Bush administration.
Another great book (of course) is Stephen Colbert’s, “I Am America (And You Can Too!). It’s shamelessly witty observation of what I like to call, “The Let’s Let the V.P. Shoot Us In The Face and Say We Stepped In Front Of The Barrel, America”. Colbert is a crazy funny dude and he knows it. The companion piece to this is, Jon Stewart’s, ‘America, The Book’, complete with nudie pics of all the Supreme Court judges. Yup, Ruth Bader-Ginsberg is a real brunette!
20. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore –OMG, what a fun, freaky book! It’s set in the Bay Area, home of “Bloodsucking Fiends,” several years later. Some of the same characters (the quirky ones) return and play integral roles in this latest romp. As with all Moore’s books I’ve read so far, I give this one a big thumbs-up.
21. You Suck by Christopher Moore – This is the sequel to “Bloodsucking Fiends.” The action begins immediately after the end of that book and overlaps “A Dirty Job” both temporally and spatially. That is, both books take place in the same part of San Francisco, in the same week, it appears. There are overlap characters, too, which is fun. As other Moore novels, this one is seriously F’d up and funny. Highly recommended, but read the other books first.
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22. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – Such a good book!! Totally and unreservedly recommended.
23. White Apples by Jonathan Carroll – Bizarre, surreal, heartfelt, amazing. It takes an open mind and a sense of wonder to appreciate this type of book… and a willingness to be left hungry for more. I will definitely read more by Carroll.