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The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer

Eddie Coffin is a philosopher that despite people's best attempts, hasn't done much with his life, aside from mess it up. On the run from the law, he meets up with a one-armed bandit named Hubert as Hube tries to rob him his first night in France. As there's no money to take, Eddie and Hube take up conversation instead and decide to rob a bank. Over the course of a few months, Eddie and Hube build themselves a bank robbing empire in France as the The Thought Gang.

The Thought Gang, is a dry UK comedy, and Fischer has an extreme love of language that comes through on the very first page. As I've already mentioned to a few people, the language of the writing itself reminds me a bit of Nabakov's Lolita but with out all the emo-ness that comes with the obsessiveness that comes with loving an underage girl. Instead, Eddie's just out to have a bit of fun and do the least work and most drinking possible to get by.

It is worth noting if you pick this book up, that Fischer uses a lot of Z words throughout the book, and most of them are from a foreign language. It would've been helpful to know this when I first started - but there's a short glossary in the back of the book that explains most of them.

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They're painting in the office today. I'm just waiting for the migraine to kick it, since I came to work with a headache in the first place.

Also - GOOD NEWS! My press credentials have been approved for GenCon. :) My badge will be waiting for me in Indy when we arrive!

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chade66
Aug. 2nd, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Congrats PressGirl!!! We expect a full report when you return.

I will be in Wichita at the anime convention with the Kid.
cherith
Aug. 2nd, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
There will be many many reports (I hope) when I return. I'll be taking pictures and videos while I'm there also.
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