Thursday, October 4, 2012


Octopope! is a great example of a book that sets rules and sticks to them.

It is a also a great example of a book about octopi selecting a new pope.

Yep, that's what it's about. They drink, they swear, they randomly pick a new pope by stuffing a bunch of names into a hat. They pick who they think is a dud and then it turns out he is awesome... and then it turns out he is a dud.

John Smallberries tells us none of the "why" and sticks to the confines of this beautifully simple and nutty premise.

This is a short, fast, and hilarious read. 

As soon as I saw the name, I said "Hell yes!" I said the same thing after reading it.


  1. OMG, I said the same thing upon reading the title. Now, after your review, I'm off to get this.

    Also: Octopuses rule. Everyone knows this. #cephalopodsforever

    Wait, this isn't twitter...

    Kind regards,
    Your weird friend, RS

  2. Link! I must have the link!

    Look, it's early, I'm still nursing a coffee and Bailey's, so if there's a link hidden in there, my apologies.