Sunday, November 11, 2007

Books You Should Be Reading Number 34 Of A Bunch

Apathy Jack writes:

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff

I was in a coma for ten days. I woke up in a darkened hospital room with a television playing somewhere nearby. Tom Cruise was talking about a priest who’d died giving last rites to a fireman at Ground Zero. Then Mariah Carey started singing that we all have a hero inside us, and I thought maybe I’d died, and this was hell. But the show went on, with more celebrities coming out to sing and tell stories, and there were calls for donations, and eventually I realised I wasn’t in hell, I was just in America.

2 comments:

Douglas said...

Wow, I saw this book mentioned the other week and completely failed to notice it was by Ruff. Fool on the Hill completely flipped my shit when I was a teenager and Set This House in order was awesome enough that Ruff is a buy on sight author for me.

Apathy Jack said...

Yeah, I liked Bad Moneys so much I went and got Set This House In Order the day I finished it.

Size of my to-read pile (yes, I have a to-read pile), I'll probably get to it in a few years...