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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

At the Virgin's Doorstep Review

Well, David, you warned me. There were a few points of reader indigestion as I read this. At the Virgin's Doorstep wasn't my favorite of your works by any means. I am, however, also warped to a degree, and could appreciate a few of your subtle sillinesses.

A unicorn infestation and having the trap be a virgin tickles my fancy. I giggled over a few of the ways you had of getting rid of them. It reminded me of a show I watched some time back about the toad infestation in Australia. Often the point of view in that show was from the toad's point of view and was blackly humorous.

I think you got lost in the woods somewhere between something that could have been a rollicking laugh and a piece tarnished with crassness. I think you agree, or you wouldn't have added the warning. Maybe you can retrieve this from the back-burner pile and make it what it cries out to be--hilarious.

1 comment:

  1. Haven't read this one. Hubby and I just finished his new book Nightingale. Very good.