Thursday, January 11, 2007

Slugs in Love

Author: Susan Pearson

First line: Marylou loved everything about Herbie--how his slime trail glistened in the dark, how he could stretch himself thin to squeeze inside the cellar window, how he always found the juiciest tomato.

Why you should read this book: Marylou uses the power of slime to write love letters to Herbie in the context of their environment. Herbie is intrigued, but he doesn't know how to differentiate Marylou from all the other slugs. The course of true love never did run smooth.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You find the premise nauseating.

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