“The Brethren”

August 9th, 2006 by Potato

Bats seem to be everywhere these days, particularly for the people in my office at work. I saw one in a used bookstore this weekend, just chilling in the mystery section.

Perhaps because I had bats on the mind, I was astonished to see a new-to-me John Grisham title: The Brethren. I immediately thought “Cool! Vampire Lawyers!” and picked it up. However, reading the back of the book, I found out that unfortunately he’s using the word brethren in a decidedly non-vampirish way: instead referring to a brotherhood or association of professionals… kind of like the actual definition of the word. Go figure.

I was a little disappointed at that (and I’ve found Grisham getting pretty dull lately, so he really should consider that vampire lawyer idea). Then I had to sit around and wonder how it was that I automatically think of an underground (often literally) society of conspiratorial vampires whenever I see the word “brethren”.

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