Comments: A random recommendation

I will keep an eye out for this book. What else has Ellis Weiner done?

By the way, you may be interested in taking a look at Danger Blog! I just put up an interview with, and a humor piece by, Ian Frazier.

Posted by Ed Page at June 2, 2004 09:13 AM

Well, you don't have to keep an eye too wide, there are scads of used copies available -- two of them for a buck -- through that Amazon link above, and if those ever run dry, half.com doubtless has some too. Ellis Weiner is a former National Lampoon editor and Spy contributor; the other book of his I own is National Lampoon's Frank Herbert parody "Doon". I remembered that book cracking me up in high school and it held up pretty well on re-reading, despite the fact that the character names follow Mad magazine-style naming conventions (Kwisatz Haderach = Kumquat Haagendazs, and so forth).

Posted by Francis at June 2, 2004 10:09 AM

Thanks!

Posted by Ed Page at June 2, 2004 04:41 PM

Sir:

I've just purchased a copy of "Decade of the Year" off Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation.

You want to hear something wacky? When I was a wee youngin', I greatly enjoyed the novelization of "Howard the Duck." I found it genuinely entertaining. I read it before I saw the movie. Then I saw the movie and was, of course, disappointed. But I did like the book. Now, thanks to the Internet, I find that the novelization of "Howard the Duck" was written by none other than Ellis Weiner! How about that! No wonder it wasn't super crappy!

Posted by Ed Page at June 20, 2004 02:51 AM