Sunday, December 06, 2009

This has not been photoshopped!

Mr. Riot Kitty and I go to our local library's bookstore every couple of weeks. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hardbacks are a dollar, and it's volunteer-run - all proceeds go to support the library.

I saw this book in the children's section (I love kid's books and have written one as well) and burst out laughing. If I'd had more coffee this morning, I would have seriously embarrassed us both.

Of course we bought it.

So when I finally got around to reading the back of the book, I found out that "Satan" is apparently another horse. And it's a "fight to the death!"

But who thinks of this stuff for a kid's book? A bit apocalyptic, is it not? Either that or a really bad, cheesy way to present an evangelistic metaphor. I'll stick with C.S. Lewis, thank you very much.

But what do I know? I'm still trying to get my book published. Perhaps I should try some other ideas along this vein:

Horton Hears an Athiest
Little House on the Prairie of Hell
The Lion, the Witch, and the Sadist
The Cat in the Warlock's Hat
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade...and so Sheila Became a Voodoo Priestess
Harold and the Purple Cape

How about you? Any suggestions?


Fireblossom said...

That's just disturbing. I figured "Satan" had to be another horse, but horses don't "fight to the death", they're herbivores for goodness sake.

I'm sticking with either "My Friend Flicka" or "The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories" (the best of two genres lol. And yes, that's a real book.)

Granny Annie said...

How can I ever stop reading your blog if you keep being so funny? Your book titles are intriguing.

Anonymous said...

- Charlie and the Sugar-free Carob-based Chocolate-substitute Factory

Lynn said...

So is that a devil boy on the back of that horse? That's kind of what it looks like.

What is your book like?

Claire RAoKmonkey said...

That's awesome!


Ily said...

Ha! I love it! I would've bought it, too.

So tell me, what are you writing?? I'm intrigued!

PS - I could help you with the Voodoo Priestess...ask me anything! :)

Riot Kitty said...

FB: I will have to check out that book!
GA: Well, why would you want to stop? LOL!
WIGSF: Love it!
Lynn: Who knows?!
Claire: I agree!

Ily and Lynn: It's a book about the adventures of a rambunctious little girl in Minnesota. I might post one of the stories here. What do you think?

Darth Weasel said...

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Sadist"

you write it, I'll read it. is this illustrated? :-)

Lynn said...

I would love to read one of the stories. Please.

The Peach Tart said...

I would have so been drawn to that in my library as a child.

JLee said...

hahah...well, I guess if Christ was on a white horse, I suppose Satan would ride a black one? Kind of makes sense. lol

Meredith said...

I'm especially intrigued by: Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade...and so Sheila Became a Voodoo Priestess. Also intrigued by your own stories, and I vote to publish an excerpt here. I have a feeling you wouldn't be so black & white... the children might need you!

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: Let's do it!
Lynn and Merdith: Thanks! And Meredith, thanks for stopping by.
PT: I bet ;)

Ily said...

Chica, ready when you are!

Leslie said...

Being a horse lover as a girl, I actually read that book when I was a kid. It's part of the Black Stallion series, and the reason the horses fight so fiercely is because they're not gelded, and because the Black was once wild. For some reason, the title didn't bother me as a child ... I guess I automatically knew Satan would be another horse, even meaner than the Black. But seeing the title again as an adult, I found the title a combination of startling and funny. I wonder what the grown-up reaction was when the book came out.

G said...

I would definitely be interested in reading an excerpt from your book.

As for odd titles, how 'bout, "Fetid Eggs and Moldy Ham"?

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Okay here is a sad confession, but I think I read that one. Which is probably why I switched to Robert Heinlein soon thereafter. As far as the Lion, the Witch and the Sadist--Been to any Pagan Festivals lately? Cause that one has been done to death. With Pictures --shudder~
Unfortunately my coffee is wearing off and I have no original suggestions. None. I am going to check my pulse now.

Riot Kitty said...

Hey everyone! I am down in California visiting my family (sans manuscript), but I will put up a chapter when I'm back.

Leslie, I love your avatar!