Over the years, my pals Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum have snookered me into doing two fill ins for their witty webcomic Unshelved. In both cases, I contributed wacky, comic strip-style book reports for their once-a-week “Book Club” feature.
The latest was my report about Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a fun read, but it was like being plopped down in the middle of a reality TV show where all the participants are clearly out of control.
And disturbingly funny when you take them to extreme and put them into a comic strip book report.
Oh, in case you’re wondering, the other “Book Club” report I did was on P.G. Wodehouse’s comedic classic Summer Moonshine.
Next up–as soon as I get a sane minute–I’m doing a report on Larry Beinhart’s Salvation Boulevard. Read it now. Read my book report later!