Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors ...................................

and, being a former Marine, my sense of humor is rather .................... warped, anyway - below is a passage that just got me chuckling ................... can't stop ......................... ;-)

"Did you know that civet is used in a lot of perfumes?"

"I don't even know what civet is."

Fric brightened at this admission. "Well, it's a thick yellow secretion that's squeezed from the anal glands of civet cats."

"They sound like remarkably cooperative cats."

"They aren't really members of the cat family. They're mammals in Asia and Africa. They produce more civet when they're agitated."

"Under the circumstances, they must be agitated all the time."

-- from The Face, by Dean Koontz

2 comments:

lainy said...

Hee hee!

MK said...

Good Heavens DM, a Dean Koontz fan, what a small world, me too. I used to read a lot of fiction, but not much more. Even so, Koontz and Gerald Seymour are the few remaining ones i'd still pay money to read. Just a problem with Koontz, once i start reading, i can't put the book down, it's a big issue when i have to go to work, eat, sleep, that sort of thing. :)

I'm still waiting for his Frankenstein 3, loved his Odd Thomas series and am on the look out for the 3rd one. The man is a freak i tell you, Koontz that is, i don't know how he manages to keep churning out books like that. It's a good thing he does.