Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to
offend -- regardless of religion, race, national origin,
sexual orientation, or profession -- Between the Bridge and
the River is the debut novel by Craig Ferguson, host of
CBS's The Late Late Show.
Two childhood friends from
Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the
American South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre
experiences which, as it turns out, are somehow
interconnected -- and, surprisingly enough, meaningful. An
eclectic cast of characters includes Carl Jung, Fatty
Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love,
greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood are
alternately tickled and throttled. Impossible to summarize
and impossible to stop reading, this is a romantic comic
odyssey that actually delivers -- and rewards.