Monday, June 24, 2013

Suggest a Title! Win a Prize!

It may not have escaped the attention of very alert readers that the Indiscriminate Reader has just a touch of the old OCD. Punctuation errors weigh on my mind, tiny inconsistencies in plots prey on my soul, and in this case, I haven't yet reviewed books by authors whose last names start with I, L, N, O, P, Q, U, V, X, Y, or Z, and it's driving me nuts.

Now is your chance to see the Indiscriminate Reader post the review of your dreams! Provided, that is, that the author's last name starts with one of the letters above and/or that you agree with my eventual review -- so not all that likely. Let's rephrase. Now is your chance to see the Indiscriminate Reader post another review!

Pride, honor, and a grim satisfaction at being proved entirely right about yet another piece-of-crap book will prevent me from turning down even the most spiteful and sadistic of suggestions* (talking to you, Cousin E.), but I urge my gentle readers to try to think of something I might actually enjoy.

So write a comment, write an email, or just give me a call (Hi, Mom!!), and suggest! Your prize will be the review. Really, that's it.

* With one exception: I will not, under any circumstances, read or review any book by Stieg Larsson. No matter how many kinky girls with tattoos ride big symbolic motorcycles through the pages of those books, nothing can make me wade through hundreds of chapters of stiffly translated Swedish politics in order to get there. You can withhold ice cream forever. I just won't.


  1. Bwahaha, I suggest an artist with the potential pseudonym beginning with "P"... Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Middle name is paternal, thus one is subjected to it subjugating alphabetization versus the "last" which is the maternal. Only in certain Latin countries, of course.. naturally.) Either pick it up next time you're around or I can mail it to you with ease. Best regardroids.

  2. U is for Underwood, Michael and his book Geekomancy.