Anne Autrey

March 31, 2008

Post #2384 – 20080331

The Pickle RV book mentioned a few weeks ago sounds like a cross between several Pinkwater books. Research indicates it is “Chicken Trek: The Third Strange Thing That Happened to Oscar Noodleman,” by Stephen Manes. 1987, copyright, New York: Dutton. “Oscar spends the summer with his inventor cousin traveling around the United States in a Picklemobile eating chicken in the bag to win a contest, while being pursued by an angry woman with mystical powers, who is also determined to win the contest.” Doubtless it would have been twice as good if it were actually by D.P. Maybe four times as good.

Daniel replies:

I don't know--Stephen Manes is a seriously funny writer. Maybe one-and-a-half times as good.