Saturday, September 8, 2007

From the Shelves 5

Hello loyal readers! It's that time again, albeit a bit later than I had hoped, but then again when a flake runs a red light and hits your car you have other things on your mind besides posting. But I digress.

This month's book is Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John. I chose this book in honor of the start of football season (pre-season doesn't count). RJYH chronicles the author's experience of participating in a full season of RV subculture while following his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide football team. While the book does recount plays from the games it is really more about the fans and thus does not require the reader to have a ridiculous amount of pre-existing knowledge about the team. However, some passing knowledge of college football is recommended. Of course, if you don't have that I can't for the life of me imagine why you would read this book. Unless of course you simply enjoy a well written, humorous book. (But then again, people do an awful lot of things that I can't fathom the reasons behind).

RJYH is a quick and entertaining read. It has also garnered a high "dad" rating from my father which speaks to a high level of appeal as he prefers books that are more snack like in nature, as opposed to three course meals. If nothing else, the level of obsession that is displayed by the fans St. John encounters will make you feel a great deal better about your own obsessions.