In anticipation of today’s excerpt from Steve Stern‘s The Frozen Rabbi, I sat down with a copy of the book last night, intending to maybe read the first chapter, feel out Stern’s prose, and fall asleep when I got bored.
I am very sleep-deprived this morning.
It may actually be against the laws of science to put down a book that has the main character find a frozen rabbi in his parents’ freezer in the first two pages (there’s also a thing about liver that you’ll have to read for yourself in the excerpt). And the story only gets more bizarre. For Stern, it seems like nothing is sacred and everything is a source of amusement–making for one epic (and epically funny) read. So here’s a little sample, I have no doubt that you’ll be as shocked and addicted as I am. – Susannah