03. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, Fiction · Tags:

Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly, 80 pages, read by Brian, on 10/01/2014

catWhen you write a parody the odds are not in the author’s favor.  Downton Tabby written by Chris Kelly missed the mark.  Yes, the fur flies and how can you not enjoy fur flying, however, the laughs were too few. I should stay away from parodies but I keep hoping I will find one that will make laugh all night long.


14. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Kira · Tags:

Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey: (a parody) by Camaren Subhiyah, 126 pages, read by Kira, on 05/12/2014

Agent GatesAh – my Downton Abbey addiction can be revived!  This month’s challenge is Graphic Novels, and I was lucky that my coworker recommended this title to magent batese.  It is a parody, poking fun at a variety of aspects of the show, particularly, the aristocracy’s treatment of their servants.  The illustrator does an excellent job of drawing characters with distinctly recognizable physical characteristics of the TV characters.  Even the names are clever.  Bates is Gates, Thomas Barrow is Thompson Sparrow, Anna is Joanna, Daisy is Poppy.  Funny stuff!