Monday, March 27, 2006

Booknote: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

Title: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
Author: George Carlin
Publication Information: New York: Hyperion, 2004
ISBN: 1401301347
Genre: Nonfiction
Subgenre: Humor, comedy
295 pages

George Carlin pretty much rips on everything from euphemistic language to politics. He can be crude, funny, and thoughtful, often all at the same time. For example, here is an observation on political correctness, "I can remember when I was young that poor people lived in slums. Not anymore. These days, the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. It's so much nicer for them."His voice is strong; one can practically hear him as one reads. I understand he actually reads the audio version, so when I check out another of his books, I may give it a try as an audiobook. The book's pacing is pretty good, so readers will probably get through it pretty quick. It does not have chapters; the book is more arranged into segments, which reflects the stand-up nature of his work. Overall, an entertaining read.

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