The Beav wrote:Just finished Liberty by Garrison Keillor (cross-post under Guilty Pleasures if you must) and started Things The Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Everett of Eels fame.
Since it takes me months to read any book by someone other than Jim Harrison or J.K. Rowling, I'll report back in a few.
I was walking around the New Center and WSU campus on Friday and decided to go into the library and look for a book my brother was talking about. In the main area just outside the popular biography section they had a bunch of books propped up to gain attention. You've probably seen how they'll do this with new arrivals or volumes of special merit. A compilation of Robert Crumb comics caught my eye and I took it home.
Holy fuck, this is straight up porn of the most perverted and twisted kind. I'm familiar with Crumb's work and I know he's capable of some pretty twisted stuff but whoever edited this, well, I lost count of the scenes of forced fellatio and sodomy. One story is about a man out camping with his family whose kids run off in search of Bigfoot and when he goes after them a real bigfoot abducts him and takes him into the mountains where he is forced to be a husband to a yeti daughter. Although he's initially distraught at being separated from his family and civilization, he soon learns that sex with a yeti is like nothing he's ever experienced. His attempt to take her back to the city to live goes awry but they eventually escape back to the woods and (spoiler alert) live happily ever after while fucking the shit out of each other.
I can't believe they just put this thing out there like that for kids to pick up. "Look, Mommy, the man is eating the Yeti's pussy." I'm going to finish this and get it back to the library as soon as possible. There was a time when this kind of thing was kept safely under the counter and produced only when a customer said some kind of code word but this is something that needs to be shared. Children need to know about these things.
I give it two thumbs up. It's not the kind of thing that would raise a third thumb, if you know what I'm getting at here...
I found the book I was looking for too. An Amazon reviewer wrote "probably the worst book I've read all year". That's a pretty good recommendation in my mind. I'm about eighty pages in and it hasn't disappointed.
So, what are the rest of you reading?