19 April, 2011

A Melon for Ecstasy by John Fortune & John Wells (1971)

You need to know right up front that this novel is about a man who has a sexual fetish involving trees. Excited? Then you will really like this book. The story, written in the form of journal entries, letters and newspaper articles, follows Humphrey Mackevoy and his nocturnal arboreal passions – often described in rather explicit detail. I shan’t say any more except that after reading this comic gem you will never look at a shady grove the same way again.


  1. I don't think many of us have read this gorgeous book. I suspect Douglas Adams did but decided not to pursue it. I know Doug Pinch did, forcing it on me when he wasn't forcing Tiny Tim on me.

    I keep referring to it with friends. Wondrous English quirk.

  2. Who's this person defaming me?
    I can't place you?
    [Rev] Doug Pinch