Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson

Richard's Poor Almanac

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    Couldn’t the exciting fight happen in a fully operating distillery? The Brain could shoot at the heroes while dodging fully-loaded forklifts tearing around at 3 mph! And then he could fall into a vat, where all of his Brain cells would die. (The kidneys would be ok, though, because they’re in sealed bags for protection.)

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    I’ll read Alas, Babylon.

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

    The Brain started out selling pianos.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    James Joyce would, I’m sure, appreciate the sourmash humor of the mash-up by Oprah’s hapless editor, an antidote to Hatefully Dull Literature for 21st century readers (if there are any)….

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    More writers and longer tomes but not necessarily better writing.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m currently alternating between the Sookie Stackhouse/“Southern Vampire”/True Blood series and the Collected Short Stories of Raymond Chandler. It works pretty well; a 300-page Sookie book takes about the same time to read as a 60-page Chandler story, and the CPP rate (corpses-per-page) is roughly the same.


    After that, I’m going to take a crack at “Finnegan’s Wake.” Really.

  7. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, over 1 year ago

    @fritzoid

    Try Agatha Christie. Less gore and more plot.

  8. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 1 year ago

    P.D. James is pretty good, too.

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigerchik32

    “Try Agatha Christie. Less gore and more plot.”


    You misunderstand. I LIKE the gore, to a point. There’s also lots o’ sex in the Sookiebooks (not much in Agatha Christie, I’d imagine). And I read Chandler for the prose, not the plots (which sometimes don’t hold together that well)…

  10. water_moon

    water_moon said, about 1 year ago

    @swr

    read Mark Twains review of Mohicans

    I loved that! sadly my 8th grade lit teacher didn’t….

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