Type of music/work: Novel -- 7th (as far as I can determine) in a series
Musicians/Performers/Author(s): Spider Robinson
General impressions of the album/book:
If you like having fun, then you want to buy this book!
Filled to overflowing with puns, tall tales, life & love, wit & warmth, and biographical details of the regulars of Callahan's Bar, and Mary's Place. Once again, Spider takes us into a world where pain shared is pain lessened and Joy shared is joy increased. If you have yet to discover the Callahan's books, this might not be the best one to use as an introduction. However, the characters will earn your love no matter which story you first read. In this one, you learn more of the histories of several of the major characters in the series, attend a birth, save the world (again), and get raided by the cops. Each volume in the series gets better and better, and you grow to love the characters more and more.
Everything in this one is well thought out- No half-measures here! But Spider Robinson fans have come to expect no less of his work, so that's no real surprise. Each character springs to life from the pages, they're so real you'll swear that you've met them somewhere in your own life.
The Callahan's stories have been around since the early '70s- first as short stories in Analog Magazine, then as collections of short stories, then finally as novels.
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