And To My Nephew Albert

I thank Neil Gaiman for introducing me to the wonderfully quirky and irreverent Cold War-era novel And To My Nephew Albert I Leave What I Won Off Fatty Hagan In A Poker Game. First published in 1969, I learned of the book while reading Gaiman’s The View From The Cheap Seats.

Think of the novel you’d have if M*A*S*H mated with a late ’60s Kurt Vonnegut title. That’s what you get with And To My Nephew Albert I Leave What I Won Off Fatty Hagan In A Poker Game.

Trust me. If that sounds like an intriguing marriage, give the book a shot. It can be a little difficult to track down. Some versions of the paperback sell for almost $300, but the Kindle version can be had for less than seven bucks.

 

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