Friday, March 19, 2010

Don't insult me like that

Oh, how I love Karen Cushman!

Her writing is so much fun to read.

She's all about WORDS.

Glorious, creative words.

And talk about good insults!

I thought Elvis (The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis) was pretty good at insulting.

I mean, bug-brained booger breath is pretty good, right?

But Elvis can't hold a candle to Meggy Swann (The Alchemy and Meggy Swann).

Exhibit A:

wart-necked flap maggot

penny pinching nip cheese

milk-livered minnow

mewling flap-mouthed flax wench

Cease your bibble babble, you gleeking goat's bladder.

And when she isn't busy insulting, Karen Cushman is tossing out words like:

skimble skamble



I love this book.

Thank you, Kirby.


Anonymous said...

High praise indeed from a master who, when she isn't searching out her special coffee, turns out wondrous books. Thank you. And thank Kirby for sharing.

Anonymous said...

beslumbered? i love it. maria

Anonymous said...

oops - i meant "beslubbered." maria