From my inbox comes yet another HaBO of WTFery, this time from Ellid:
My friend Red-Headed Girl directed me here because I need your help: I’m
trying to find one of the silliest, most unforgettably absurd books I’ve
ever read. It’s a romance, I read it about ten years ago, and about all I
remember is the two main characters:
- A prostitute (possibly reformed) who, thanks to a childhood injury, can’t
have children. I’m pretty sure she’d been molested as a child, too. She
has a pet cat.
- A dashing Mexican bandit (who is of course a Robin Hood type) with a horse
I’m pretty sure this was set in the 19th century, but beyond that, I don’t
have the slightest idea as to the author, the plot, or even the character
names (except the horse).
Can any of you help me? If any book deserves to mocked in public, it’s this
– I mean, a 19th century bandit naming his horse Quetzalcoatl? I’d be more
than happy to cross post the diary here, and of course will give you good
ladies public acknowledgment.
Thanks so much in advance. If anyone can help, it’s you!
Heh heh. Well, actually, no. It is definitely not ME who can help – it’s you guys, because my brain is one big HaBO. You should hear me describing romances to people. I can remember incredible lists of detail and cover art of all types, but titles? Forget it. That said, I think I would very likely remember this amazing piece of WUTNOW? Anyone remember this book?