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A Really Sick Joke July 25, 2012

Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Brilliant words.

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases presents a list of ills, ailments and syndromes the likes of which the world has never seen…literally. With names such as Ballistic Organ Syndrome, Noumenal Fluke, Hsing’s Spontaneous Self-Flaying Sarcoma, Poetic Lassitude, and Mongolian Death Worm Infestation and written in a droll Victorian monograph style, it is a compendium of imaginary ailments from the pens of some of the most entertaining writers working today: Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, China Mieville, Michael Bishop, Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and Brian Stableford, among others.  “Imagine if Monty Python wrote the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, and you sort of get the idea.” (Book Sense).

It’s just the thing to leave in your doctor’s waiting room, especially if you have had some of the experiences horrible therein as I…except it’s about $200 in hardcover.  Buy the $14.99 version in paperback.


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