Friday, September 02, 2005

The Satanic Tomato

I'm forever running across accounts of people who notice the faces of saints, gods, mothers of god, and the like, that turn up, as a Message from Above, on their grilled cheese sandwiches or their burritos or something, and until now, I have to admit, I have scoffed.

That, of course, was before I went out into the garden and found myself face to face with The Satanic Tomato. I picked it and brought it inside.

I do know that the appropriate religious response to these divine food manifestations is to put it on eBay and to rake in the cash; and yet I fear that if this tomato fell into the wrong hands, it'd be Armageddon, before you could say Demonic Salad Vegetable. ..

There's a review of ANANSI BOYS by Rick Kleffel, at, which is one of the few reviews to talk about what the book is without being littered with spoilers.

There's a review of Ian Bellamy's MirrorMask soundtrack at and another one at cinescape.