Recent reading

For Christmas, I got World War Z and The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster from Jim. Both of these were very quick reads.

WWZ took me just under a week to read, the writing is good, the story is good, much better than Brooks’ first try, The Zombie Survival Guide. Apparently there was a bidding war over the movie rights, expect it to come to a theater near you in 2008. The wife is now reading it, she was out of romance fluff. Definitely worth reading, assuming you can deal with stories of cannibalism and other not so nice topics. 8/10

The Gospel was also a quick read, but mostly because it was only 165 pages, with lots of pictures and diagrams. The premise of the book is essentially an expanded send up of the Intelligent Design goofballs, claiming that a Flying Spaghetti Monster has touched us all with His Noodly Appendages. And his Chosen People are the few remaining pirates, or just about anyone willing to wear “full pirate regalia” and drink grog. Funny, but not that funny. 5/10

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