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Between the Bridge and the River Hardcover – March 23, 2006
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Before the story begins in earnest, the author reminds us of the mysterious nature of time and of bumblebee flight. Synchronicity and serendipity surface again and again, weaving a pattern of transformation and miracles. Improbable-impossible coincidences and twists propel the characters through their adventures.
Mr. Ferguson shines a harsh and unforgiving light on western popular culture. Sex and violence are used as expertly as a surgeon wields a scalpel, exposing the disturbing pathology that underlies much of modern life. But the author also reveals an unexpected tenderness and depth of emotion. It is the author's expression of the profound poignancy of the human experience that has stayed with me after this read, leaving me with a sense of the sweetness of life.
"Between the Bridge and the River" is funny, sexy, desperate, heart-breaking, hopeful and beautiful. I love this book and I recommend it highly, because we are born and we die and the journey between is a mystery. And because bumblebees can fly.
I can't remember laughing out loud so often, while reading a book. This is a true gem.
Obviously some brainpower.
It is impossible to summarize this book and do it justice. At once poignant and profane, bawdy and beautiful, it is a morality tale of several seemingly disparate individuals each on his own warped road to grace and redemption. Mind you, though, this is not some dreamy esoteric spiritual journey. Ferguson's description of Saul getting action in a bathroom stall will have you fall off your own chair with fits of laughter. And yet just a few pages away the reader is treated to a lovely fairy story of a shape shifting witch and her love for a man. It's an ADD romp of human emotion and experience.
The slapstick parodies of everything from Starbucks to Scientology are hilarious. No one escapes Ferguson's rapier attacks. Certainly no one in Southern California. And casting the movie will be a giggly joy for whichever agency gets that happy task. Who will play the cameo dream sequence appearance of Carl Jung? Of Marat?
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ferguson at the LA Times Festival of Books ( a gargantuan annual convergence of authors and readers at UCLA), and he proved as personable and charming there as he seems on the telly.
Craig, by all means use the CBS vehicle to get your face etched firmly into American popular culture. Then please devote yourself full time to writing. You're too good to just interview Tara Reid.
That was the sugar.
Now for some salt.
Craig, Craig, Craig. It's not nice to slap the hand that feeds you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Craig Ferguson gives us a rowdy look at this story. And you can get the audio feature and Craig reads it to youPublished 2 months ago by Memphis Man
I enjoy Fergusons sense of humor so this book was an excellent read.Published 3 months ago by ASingh
I'm still reeling! If you only know or like Craig as a comedian, a talk show host, or an actor, this book might not be your cup of tea. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Leslie Jarvis
This shaggy-dog story takes what seems like an endless number of situations and blends them into an entertaining, meaningful tale of life and love. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Louis Burklow