What is Jim reading?
I've been having a great deal of fun reading and re-reading Christopher Moore. I'd read Lamb and Fool before, but Pat got me hooked on A Dirty Job and then Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck. So it's been a baptism by laughter for this former English teacher. What a ride....literally! I've been reading him on my bus commutes, much to the amusement of my fellow passengers.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is another favourite. It's constructed in a series of e-mails and traces an unlikely relationship between a dutiful public servant and a Yemeni sheik with an outrageous idea.... and some deadly enemies. Bureaucracy, thwarted dreams, unrequited passions.
The Art of Racing in the Rain.... a fun read. Narrated by a very wise dog who has developed a unique world view from watching a great deal of good T.V. (Discovery Channel, Speed Channel). It's wrapped around a bittersweet love story. I'm a sucker for a smart dog!