Only for the Physically Fit

I read a book this week that made me laugh so hard my side hurt. Literally. This is an indicator of two things. One, I need to be in better shape. Two, this is one WILDLY fabulous book.

"Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. Maybe I'm the last one to read it. If so, then you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves for not telling me about it.

I can SO see Grisham in the basement with a typewriter, a case of Scotch, and a dark attitude.

I found myself wanting to read whole chapters to friends.

I'm especially captivated by a sentence on the third page. "Things would get worse for Luther". Talk about subtle foreshadowing! I have a probably outragously-inaccurate mental image of Grisham laughing diabolically while typing that sentence, much the same way my friend Tina laughs as she drops tourists into ponds and watches them drown when she plays a simulation computer game.

This is the funniest thing I've read in decades. HOW is it possible that it wasn't more outragously sucessful!?!


Oh my goodness, you're home! We missed you! My what a long trip. I do hope it was partially fun at least. I've nver read that book. You make me want to go check it out.


tammy | 08/21/2004 - 03:11 PM

Well...aren't you going to give a little more info than that....I have no idea if I would want to check it out or not....need MORE info :)

Sheilah | 08/21/2004 - 04:31 PM

Suffice it to say, things get MUCH worse for Luther :)

Lucy | 08/21/2004 - 05:24 PM
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