Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Isn’t it better to think nothing than to think something that’s completely idiotic?

Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin

For those of you who DON'T (are there any of you?), I've been a royal watcher since Diana and Charles got engaged. We won't even talk about the fact that all I wanted for prezzies for years were books about Diana. Or the plates. The boxes of plates that haven't been on my wall since we left our apartment 6 1/2 years ago. The plates I thought would only go up in value. No, not those Franklin Mint things...commemorative plates from England...weddings, births, anniversaries. The plate that "celebrated" Diana losing her HRH title. I've got some good stuff. I've got some REAL crap, too. Most of which is worth $.99 on eBay. Eh, I'll sell it off soon anyway. I've been saying THAT for a few years now.

Anyway, this is sort of a satire based on Charles and Diana, much in the vein of The Queen and I by Sue Townsend. I recommend ANYTHING by her. The couple is cast out of England and sent to reconquer the colonies.

I have to say, it DRAGS. It's 24 hours on disc and I'm less than half way through it. It took a quarter of the book for them to be expelled from England. But it's very funny in places and I like the story.

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