Not Saussure

December 29, 2006

Give this man a job in advertising

Filed under: Books — notsaussure @ 7:17 pm

Over Christmas, attracted by Carl Hiassen’s tribute to the author (‘A Very Sick Man’), I read a highly entertaining piece of nonsense, Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore.

At one stage, the heroine, Jody, a young lady in San Francisco who has inadvertently been turned into a vampire (I hate it when that happens), has a blazing row with her human boyfriend and storms out of their apartment;

Jody thought, I guess not everything changed when I changed. Without realising how she got there, Jody found herself at Macy’s in Union Square. It was as if some instinctual navigator, activated by conflict with men, had guided her there….

Jody wondered if department stores knew what percentage of their profits came from domestic unrest. As she passed a display of indecently expensive cosmetics, she spotted a sign that read: ‘Mélange Youth Cream — Because he’ll never understand why you’re worth it.’ Yep, they knew.

Well, it made me laugh.

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