Saturday, January 19, 2008

Book Review - Pontoon

I just finished reading this book this morning. I started it yesterday. I laughed out loud in the middle of the library where I was killing time until it was time to pick up the little man. I laughed out loud at home. I read my husband excerpts out loud.

I love Garrison Keillor. I love Prairie Home Companion, the radio show. The movie? Not so much. I love the cadence of Mr. Keillor's speech and the lovely way he strings words together. When I read something that Mr. Keillor has written, it is his voice that I hear in my head. This is generally a good thing.

Reading about "400 pounds of menopausal flesh bumping around and breathing hard" while hearing Mr. Keillor's voice in my head - slightly disturbing. OK, very disturbing. And very, very funny!

I love Lake Wobegon with it's dark Norwegian bachelors and it's dark Norwegian Lutherans and it's dark Norwegian nutcases.

I love that my ancestors went no farther north than the northeast corner of Iowa and that I am not Norwegian, nor am I Lutheran.

A very funny book.


Junebug said...

Very interesting, I must check this book out.

laurie said...

my husband is one of those Norwegians.

but he ain't no farmer. and he ain't no bachelor.

Pamela said...

as long as I don't have to look at him. For some reason, he reminds me of steven king.

Nekked Lizard Man said...

I "discovered" Kellor on NPR a few years ago and listen as often as I can. I had a different mental picture of his looks as Pamela has commented on, but I still enjoy his thoughts and unending anecdotes and musings. I also have his 25th anniversary 5-cd collection which I haven't been able to listen all the way through yet, but looking forward to some upcoming business trips. Now you give me a book to purchase as well. There is just not enough time... NLM

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