For those of you who don't read fiction...

A few years ago, I read this book called, Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail: Can a Punk Rock Legend Find What Monty Python Couldn't? I thought, initially, that it was a fiction, but after a few chapters, something didn't feel quite right. I looked all over the book and there was no marking that it was fictional. Then I looked up Rat Scabbies, and became friends with him on Myspace, downloaded some of his fantastic music, and noticed his status update was "Grailhunting". No, no. This was truth!

It's a fantastic story about these two guys (Rat Scabbies and Christopher Dawes, his fan) from England who go to a small town in France where people believe in Holy Grails and aliens, among other things. It's truly laugh-out-loud funny all the way through. My favorite little detail is that Rat Scabbies does the whole Grail hunting trip, which lasts for several months, in his house slippers. He never puts on a pair of shoes. I won't reveal to you what exactly they find. I think the best way to read it, though, is to watch that ridiculous movie with Tom Hanks before hand, just to set the mood. Then watch it all fall apart in hilarity when you read the Rat Scabbies book.

1 comment:

  1. Love it. Had no idea this book existed - thank you. I believe my husband will be getting a copy for his birthday!