Category Archives: Humorous

The Haunted Vagina, by Carlton Mellick, III (2011)

Carlton Mellick III is at the foremost of the new “Bizarro” fiction genre, and “The Haunted Vagina” is certainly bizarre. It’s also hysterically funny in parts, oddly touching in others, and really, a damned good read…for some people. Steve works … Continue reading

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Empty, Not Hollow: And Other Stories, by A.C. Adams (2014)

A.C. Adams’s “Empty, Not Hollow: And other stories” is the perfect book for a Sunday afternoon. It’s not long–92 pages on the Kindle–but it’s ideal for sitting back with a big glass of red wine (The book is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Holy Bible – Best God Damned Version – Genesis, by Steve Ebling (2013)

Warning: If you are one who takes the Bible as being absolute Gospel (pardon the pun), this book will most likely offend you. However, if you are willing to embrace the various quirks and foibles of the Book of Genesis–and … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, by Ian Doescher (2014)

William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back By Ian Doescher When first I read Ian Doescher’s Shakespearean twist on the “Star Wars” saga, I spent more time laughing than thinking about why I was laughing. I think it’s because it’s a … Continue reading

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Tiger Shrimp Tango, by Tim Dorsey (2014)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss) No person—alive or fictional—loves Florida more than Serge Storms. His latest car is a 1978 Pontiac Trans-Am, with the eagle wings framing the hood scoop … Continue reading

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The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen, by Diana Prichard, illustrated by Heather Devlin Knopf (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) It’s a happy coincidence that “The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen” crossed my desk today. My friend Kelcie and I had just finished making plans … Continue reading

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Riptide Ultra-Glide, by Tim Dorsey (2013)

It’s been a bad year for Patrick and Barbara McDougall. The couple are both Wisconsin schoolteachers who get laid-off. Pat decides he and Bar need a vacation, and thus books a reservation for a reasonably priced motel along beautiful, beachfront … Continue reading

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