'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to chase away those blues than with a twisted Christmas tale? During the holidays I try and read as many Christmas themed stories as I can, but this year I am way way behind on reviews. I did want to read a couple of stories though and I had to check out O'Brien's latest tale of the Boobenstein saga. This is the kind of book you should read while sipping eggnog and wearing an ugly sweater.
Here's the deal. O'Brien writes like a twelve year old with ADD and that's not a bad thing. One of the reasons I like this guy so much is because he writes stories that read like classic 80's B-rate horror films. As I read this it was obvious that O'Brien doesn't mind slapping around tradition and creating something that will make you laugh. If you don't like the idea of the virgin birth being reenacted or Krampus running amok and slapping people with his penis then this book is for you.
It's a short read that's written in the usual O'Brien style. Expect a lot of sex and juvenile humor. That's the cornerstone of this guy's work. He knows how to craft a story that is completely crazy, but well written. This is a holiday themed book that doesn't follow the normal rules of Christmas story telling. It's like exactly what would happen if you're drunk uncle decided to tell the most twisted Christmas story he could think of. I think we need an O'Brien Christmas story every year. As a fan it's the perfect holiday read that you know isn't going to be politically correct but who cares. This is a holiday classic that you should definitely check out.