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zombies, cherries and fools

Since the sun has finally decided to come out of hibernation, and my bike has been itching for attention, I haven’t had much time to read lately. So I’ve decided to compile a list of books I’d like to read, but haven’t. Feel free to weigh in on any of these.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith
A mix of manners and man-eating zombies. Seth Grahame-Smith, who brags that he once took a class in English literature, has decided to rework Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to include the un-dead.

"Subconsciously, Austen was writing a horror novel and didn't know it," Grahame-Smith said. "People taking these strolls, riding their carriages to and fro. . . . There are so many opportunities there – for zombie attacks."

A Wolf at the Table, by Augusten Burroughs
I’ve read mixed reviews on this, but I liked Burroughs’ Running with Scissors, so I’m going to give this memoir of his father a shot.

Bowl of Cherries, by Millard Kaufman
91-year-old Kaufman’s first novel is appropriately a coming-of-age tale about a 14-year-old prodigy who gets kicked out of Yale and ends up in an Iraqi prison awaiting execution. Written by the co-creator of Mr. Magoo, how could this novel not be great?

Fool, by Christopher Moore
A 21st-century take on King Lear, narrated by his jester Pocket.

Voluntary Madness, by Norah Vincent
She must be crazy. Vincent voluntarily commits herself to 3 mental facilities to do research for this book. She’s also the same woman who lived like a man for a year for her last book, Self-Made Man.

What are some books you’re itching to open?

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