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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Book Review: The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust
Loved it.

This may be my new second favorite book, replacing Rendezvous Eighteenth by Jake Lamar, and putting it squarely behind Erasure by Percival Everett.

What could easily stand by itself as a great story is made even more interesting by a unique and novel presentation. For instance, the chapters are told from the perspectives of the different characters, taking into account those characters' characteristics, if that makes sense. Hence, the illiterate Ogre's chapters are written with a child-like style that attempts to spell words out phonetically (these chapters are thankfully short), and the wannabe Caribbean's speech is written in a dirty patois.

The two main characters are two best friends, Hamza and Yehat. They are young, honorable, and clearly gifted. Very likable young men. Much like someone else I know (wink wink) Without giving away too much of the plot, let's just say that these two young men are interested in the things that young men are interested in the things that young men are interested in, and they end up doing just what you might think. (There's a woman involved.) I even found shades of myself and my best friend there.

One caveat - this book is definitely a work of science fiction. If you're not into this type of thing, you'll still enjoy the book, but more than a few comments will DEFINITELY go over your head. However, be not discouraged. It's still a great romp of a read.

I look forward to Minister Faust's next offering.

If you meet him, try to get him to tell you the real reason they are called...The Coyote Kings.

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I've been wondering why I haven't heard from my peeps.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006
Upcoming Post Watch - Still at it.
Folkz...I've got stuff to post about coming out of my ears.

I've taken to writing lists and reminders of what I want to post about when I can't get to my computer. Rest assured, they're coming. I've been a bit out of touch lately because of the Wedding and what not (Hi Flee), but I'm getting back on track as of now...
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Upcoming Post Watch!
The title of an upcoming post, not really started yet, but more of an abstract idea bouncing around in my head:

Welcome to Planet Earth! (Sorry we didn't get a chance to clean the place up first.)

This post will be about all the craziness going on in the world, to the point that it's almost a sad proposition to have children.

Not sure that I'll ever get it out the way I really want it, so let me say this now, so that if I never get to it, at least I will have gotten out the core concept:

There's so much craziness in the world, that it's almost a sad proposition to bring children into it.

There. I said it. I feel a tad bit better, but not totally.

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