Me & My Muse – Day 24: The End of the Story

What story am I referring to?  I am actually referring to The Postmortal.  I finished it last night.  I don’t think that having an informal review about this book would do it any justice.  For the short version, it was okay.  For the longer, more unabridged version, I will be writing a book review, so look for that in the future.  It will be before I have to return the book, so it shouldn’t be too long.

All I can say is that I would’ve given the book a higher rating if….


Muse:  There are so many potty-mouths in this book!

Yes.  That’s the reason why my rating on it was about average.

Muse:  Should we get the soap?

I don’t think soap will help this guy.  He would spit it out and tell you to go screw yourself.

Muse:  Screw?

Well, the other word.  You know?  The F-bomb.

Muse:  Fun?

Not that one.  I’m not going to say it.

Muse:  That really bad word?

Yes.  In all seriousness, I think that profanity is the laziest form of expressing yourself.  It shows a lack of vocabulary and is very unprofessional.

Muse:  And the words are BAD!

Not only that, it affects your audience when you’re writing.  If you have a book with a bunch of curse words, only a certain audience will be able to read it.  In having a cleaner and more refined vocabulary, your book will have a broader appeal.

Muse:  But shouldn’t we try the soap?

I told you already.  It wouldn’t work.  Besides, the guy’s an egotistical jerk that revels in his distinctive style.  He sprinkles expletives on everything he writes about, and serves them up for his filthy patrons to devour.  Throw in his vulgar sense of humor and a salty narrative and you have literary fast food.

Muse:  But it’s not food!

I’m speaking in a figurative sense here.  Reading through some of his chapters was like eating some of the saltiest french fries you have ever tasted.  There is way too much salt and you almost can’t eat it.

Muse:  I like salty fries!  Especially the McDonald’s ones….

Seriously, I felt like I needed a shower after reading some of those chapters.  A little cursing would’ve been more tolerable, but this guy takes it to the extreme.  A little balance would’ve been nice….

Besides that, there was no other reason why I brought the rating down.

Muse:  I haven’t finished the book yet.  Don’t spoil anything for me, okay?

Don’t worry.  I won’t.  What page are you on?

Muse:  I’m on page 116.  Tee hee!

You’re still on that chapter?

Muse:  I keep rereading it.  It’s such a good chapter!

Good?  How is doing what Mia did to that poor baby good?

Muse:  I don’t have a husband, and I always wanted my own kid.

What about my ideas?  You have them!

Muse:  But they’re your ideas!  It’s not the same as having your own child to hold in your hands….

Well, try to get past it, okay?  The rest of the book is good, too….

Muse:  Okay.  I’m going to finish it now.


I hope that she actually ends up finishing it.

For the forecast, it’s going to be sunny with a high of 78.  The silver lining will be making more progress on my new book.  I didn’t make any last night, because of the movie.

To all of you who like reading good books, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Let me have Emilia, Mia!  I can raise her for you!  I wish I was a REAL mother….

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