Friday, November 16, 2007

Who Knew? Richard Russo's A Ham

I'm reading Straight Man for this new book group I just joined and I ran across one of the funniest lines I've read in a long time...

"Never was a man dressed as a woman more full of joie de vivre than Finny off his meds." (page 62).

Mark my words, folks: when this National Novel Writing Month is over, I'm writing a short story with that sentence as a first line.

And if you haven't read Straight Man yet--do so. Think Chabon's Wonderboys meets Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim meets Roth's Portnoy's Complaint. It's making me exceedingly happy right now.

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Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

i love chabon! and some friends lent me straight man but i've not read it yet. you've just sealed the deal... it'll be my next read.


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