Travels with George in Search of Ben Hur
May 22, 2011
Author: Paul Ruffin
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (April 15, 2011)
Paul's book grabs you in the first instant just from the titles of the various chapters. These are little vignettes of daily life that Paul has encountered. He tells them to you in a naughty, smirking manner that encourages you to feel like you're getting away with something simply by reading it.
"The Mosquito" tells how Paul, and a mosquito, aim their lecherous thoughts at a hot young co-ed.... But the mosquito wins the prize, while Paul just looks like a letch.
"Just Thinking About Shit" discusses the word and it's uses, and somehow manages to use the actual word about 2,000 times in 6 pages.
"The Girl in the Clean, Well-Lighted Place" just makes you think.
I have not come across Paul's books before, but think I'll go find the prior three and read them too. I think it will be worth it.