Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Not My Favorite Carlin

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin

Adult Humor

This was Carlin's third book and while it is terribly funny, this was also biting.  I winced in several spots instead of laughing.  Carlin is clearly not a fan of organized religion so if you're the least bit religious, you might just get offended.  Of course, if you're reading Carlin, that's probably just an expectation!

My favorite sections are always his euphemisms and he doesn't fail to deliver here.  This book, though, had a different tone. The focus was less on being funny and more on observing our demented American lifestyle.  It wasn't like some of Carlin's other books that felt like a running comedy routine that you could just pick up and and devour in one sitting.  This one is more like a sharp cheese that you have to nibble on a little at a time.

Still, if you're a Carlin fan, you'll like this one.

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