Tuesday, January 06, 2004

One more quickie from the weekend: Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay, a recommendation from Daisy who has pretty good taste. This was set in a future where North America had been buried under sudden layers of junk mail and pollution and forgotten about until 2000 years later when a motel is excavated by an archaeologist. The humor comes from the irony of the explanations of the findings (the TV is an altar, the tub a sarcophagus, etc). It is all done very well and is a light, quick read.

I've started The Mammoth Cheese, which I didn't think I'd like, but it has pleasantly surprised me so far.


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