Sunday, September 01, 2013

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “Think about it,” he’d said to Chub.  “How many wheelchair people you actually see?  And look how many thousands of parkin’ spaces they got.  It don’t add up unless . . . “

    “’Less what?”

    “Unless those parkin’ spots ain’t really for the handicaps,” Bode had surmised darkly.  “What color’s them wheelchair permits?”


    “Hmmm-mmm.  And what color is the helmets worn by United Nations troops?”

    “F*ck if I know.  Blue?”

    “Yessir!  Bode Gazzer had shaken Chub by the arm.  “Don’t you see, boy?  There’s an invasion, who you think’s gonna be parked in them blue wheelchair spaces?  Soldiers, that’s who.  UN soldiers!”

    (from Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen)

    8½*/10.  The complete review is here.

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