I received a wonderful gift in the mail the other day. It wasn’t a mystery gift, I knew it was coming. Planetross sent me the book he wrote, Same Ship, Different Day. In fact he sent me two, one of which was autographed. I assume that the first book was to read and the other, like a sac of potatoes left on the door step, was to cut into small pieces, boil, and eat. It didn’t taste as bad as I thought it would.
It was big fun explaining to my lovely wife why I got a package from Japan in a plane wrapper.
I want to say thank you Ross. I really enjoyed your book. You are always welcome in my home if you ever come to Colorado. I promise to show you a good time. I also promise that you will have all of your fingers and toes when you leave. I don’t give that to just anyone who I have never met in person.
I placed ‘Same Ship, Different Day’ between two of my favorite books, ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ and ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’.
I can’t say the book is thought provoking because, well, one should not provoke things too much as they might get angry and leave. If creativity was a muscle then the book could be described as an ointment that you would use to enhance performance. It would probably be illegal if used in the Olympics.
The top 5 reasons that I couldn’t put ‘Same Ship, Different Day’ down. Well I did eventually put it down, but that wasn’t until I read it cover to cover.
#5 My blog name is printed on the back page.
#4 The pages are not numbered. To me this is important.
#3 ‘Perfect’ (I am an ass man)
#2 The story of ‘Harvey’s Hands’.
#1 I know the author and can ask questions if I have the fancy. Steven King won’t return my calls, the Bastard.
Some people measure time in minutes, I measure reading time in beer. It was a 3 beer book. Not too short, nor too long. Just right.
So I give this book three gold stars. Ah hell, after three beers I give it a bottle cap too.
Go out and buy one if you haven’t all ready. I will eventually pay Ross back and send him a free copy of my book when it’s finished.
I better get started soon.