Kari actually picked this book out for me at Bakka books because she thought it was something I would write. Now, I used to have a flare for the absurd. A world where Dentists were evil (okay, not that far fetched), Child Find dealt directly with the child slave trade (if you can’t beat, might as well join them), Grandpappy Theodore kept stealing our hero’s girlfriends…and so on.
Well, in Outrageous Fortune, our hero has his house stolen (not the contents, but the entire house), is chased by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and is hounded by an encyclopedia saleswoman who is also trained in small arms combat — and is well versed in handling a client who says ‘no’.
This is all in the first chapter. And it’s all downhill from there. Which is kind of why I never bothered to write a novel set in an absurd world — you can’t sustain the craziness for too long.
I’ve felt kind of lazy this week…so I haven’t done any writing…next week.