Thursday, May 3, 2012

So, I'm reading Lara Parker's The Salem Branch ...

I picked up a copy of Lara Parker's novel, The Salem Branch, at a local Barnes and Noble recently. Many of the chains have a snazzy Dark Shadows display, which you can see in my photo above. I'm not sure why Dracula is in the table ... the first collection of the Dynamite comicbook series is now on sale and would have fit the space nicely, but I digress.

I'm only a hundred pages into the The Salem Branch and came across a scene I had to share:

Barnabas Collins and David eat pot brownies.

That's not hyperbole, or some lame attempt on my own part to be funny. Barnabas and David really do eat pot brownies in this book. Plus there's some business about Angelique using a thimble full of her own urine to make a love potion, Barnabas having to get actual job now that his career is a vampire is mostly over, and a little bit of Judah Zackary-on-Angelique spanking.

This book is bizarre. These details won't spoil the story for you, but hopefully it's enough to let you know whether or not you want to read the book. Honestly, if someone told me there was a book where Barnabas and David eat pot brownies, I would have fought like a bastard to win a copy on Ebay years ago.

Because I haven't finished it, I can't speak with any authority on its overall contents or quality, but will get back to you soon with a full review.

Just thought I'd share.

1 comment:

retzev said...

Did you make it through? I'd love to read your review.

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