6 journalers for this copy...
I can't believe how utterly giddy I am to have just received this book!! I love Mellick, and this sounds like a blast! I will be reading this soon and passing along to some fellow "sick-lit" fans!
From the back cover:
Santa Claus isn't the jolly old elf he's been described as in children's stories. He's a bit more grotesque than that. His eyes are pimento-stuffed olives, his teeth are walnuts, and his body is made of sausages.
One snowy Christmas Eve, while visiting the Fry family, Sausagey Santa is attacked by an evil force that is driven to destroy Christmas forever. It is an anti-Christmas spirit that loathes everything having to do with children and Jesus. And affter it steals his magic bag of presents, Santa calls upon Matthew Fry and his wife, Decapitron (a brutish warrior woman with a strange Christmas fetish and a candy cane sword), to help get it back and save Christmas for everyone.
It's the greatest sausage-spewing, elf-raping, zombie-killing, Transformer-fucking, reindeer-exploding, snowman-battling, adventure-rocking, bizarro Christmas story OF ALL TIME!!!
I started and finished this book yesterday. While the story pales in comparison to The Baby Jesus Butt Plug
, it was still a fun ride. Of course, as with anything Mellick writes, you have to take your reality hat off and suspend all notions of the norm. This is the story of Santa, who is actually a sausagey being (you'll have to read to find out why). Santa is attacked by Frosty the Neo-Nazi Snowman Of Satan, who steals his Christmas bag as well as our hero, Sly-Guy Michale McFry's daughters. Michael and his wife, Decapitron, have to join forces with Santa and the elves to save their daughters and Christmas itself! Hold on to your seats, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
Loved this so much, I just have to share it with other "sick lit" fans out there. By now, we all know the rules... when you receive the book, make a journal entry stating such.... try your best to read the book within a month, PM the next in line for shipping info, and send it on it's way. Short list, hope you all enjoy this meaty tale!
Participants list: Firegirl
, USA **** FINISHED piggydiva
, USA **** FINISHED Minerva101
, Canada **** FINISHED Wordsnark
, Canada **** FINISHED Piemunga
, Australia **** END
Came home from vacation to find Santa waiting for me. (A welcome change from all the bills that were waiting too!) Thanks, as always, Jare! This looks to be a quick (and strange) read so I should have it read and moving on soon.
I couldn't help it. I sat down and read this in one sitting, as is so easy to do with Mellick's work. What fun!! I liked this much more than Razor Wire Pubic Hair but not as much as Baby Jesus Butt Plug which I think was much deeper (albeit in a very demented way). It is nothing if not deeply strange, but I enjoyed it -- rollicking good fun, to be sure! My favorite line, by far: "I have no idea what the fuck just happened to my reality." Made me laugh out loud -- I've had moments of thinking like that! Of course, mine didn't involve a Santa made out of sausage, but that's okay. And "hate coffee"? How great was that? Loved it loved it loved it. Just the reality break I needed. I've simply GOT to find a copy to send to a friend of mine. He'd just love it. I'll be passing this on to Piggydiva very soon! Thanks again, Jare!
Dropped this in the postbox yesterday. Happy reading!!
Received today from Firegirl. Love the cover art!!
I have to confess that I considered (for a brief moment) keeping this book because I''m selfish and I LOVED IT!! Unlike Jare and Firegirl, I liked it better than Baby Jesus Butt Plug, but would have liked to have illustrations like that one did (though the cover on Santa is kick-ass sweet). I ended up reading Sausagey Santa twice. It was HILARIOUS. Mellick does a super job really painting a dream-quality picture with only a few words.
The main characters are, Sly Guy Matthew Fry ("I have one of the most stylish hairstyles ever seen. I call my hairstyle ''the sly guy'' and I like to make guns with my fingers and point them at people when I walk down the sidewalk") and his wife, Dacapitron, a world-class street-fighter who threatens to annihilate Fry whenever he does anything "bad." On Christmas eve, after Decapitron has told the four children the story of Sausagey Santa (a hilarious take on the Kris Kringle story), Fry wakes to discover Sausagey Santa in the house, bellowing for beer. Suddenly, coffee birds and snowman come to life to attack the Fry family and Santa. They all fly off to the North Pole to pick up an army of elves, and then have a war with Frosty the Neo-Nazi Snowman of Satan (or Nazi Frosty for short). The story puts a new twist on "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Absolutely brilliant!
Sadly, I''m sending this on to Minerva101, but I''m happy knowing other people will get to read this gem of Bizzare Fiction!
I picked this up from the Post Office today.
I am just finishing with another bookring, but should definitely get to this one this weekend.
Looks like a riot :)
I decided to have a lazy morning and curled up in bed to read Sausagey Santa ;)
It was weird, and fun, and cheesy (in a sausagey way).
I loved Decapitron's vulture-smile and the finger guns (wink)
Great fun! Thanks for sharing Jare!
I will get this on to Wordsnark once I have an address.
oops! I forgot to journal that I mailed this last week.
It is on it's way to wordsnark.
Journal Entry 11
on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Arrived from the wilds of Alberta today. Sinister men wearing headsets followed me home from the postal depot. I am going to take this into the panic room and read it later.
Journal Entry 12
on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Actually quite mild. I have had more bizarre daydreams (and not when my medication needed adjustment). Yet, it was amusing and not overwrought; a little like Ghostbusters meets The Santa Clause, with reduced cuteness content. Hyperspace panties, Mmm Mmm.
On to Piemunga in Australia.
[Edit: shipped first class mail 20 September 2007, from Lewiston NY]
thank you! received yesterday. i am in the process of finishing another book, but i'll take this on holidays with me tomorrow
fantastic, different, and just plain odd! i think i've found myself a new favourite genre!
if anyone can recommend some other titles from the "sick-lit" area, i'd much appreciate it.
will probably pass on to my friend for christmas :)