Saturday, April 30, 2011

How to Eat Fried Furries

How to Eat Fried FurriesHow to Eat Fried Furries by Nicole Cushing

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

How to Eat Fried Furries reminds me of the more demented episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus. You've got the final episode for Ferret Force Five, a cult show from 70's, where the five ferret girls take their VW into space to stop a rain of shit from the cosmic Bung hole located near the tale of the Squirrel Nebula and stop a squirrel invasion; a "where are they now" piece detailing the fates of the show's stars, pseudo-Amish furry recipes, and the whacking of Santa Claus masterminded by the Easter Bunny.

How to Eat Fried Furries is 50% awesome and 50% WTF? The writing was hilarious. The Ferret Force Five piece was easily my favorite part, though it fell apart a bit in the final chapter. A squirrel empire from space and a rain of cosmic shit was a pretty good way to end that legendary series. The recipes were funny but wore a little thin toward the end. Extra points for multiple mentions of Pabst Blue Ribbon. The Whacking of Godfather Christmas was funny but I would have preferred another Ferret Force Five story.

While this wasn't my favorite book in the New Bizarro Author series, it was definitely one of the weirder ones. I'm curious to see what Nicole Cushing can do in a novel as opposed to a collection like this. 3 out of 5 stars.

Note: Here's an interview I did with Nicole Cushing.

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