Mark Sullivan said:Also started The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (the library's copies just came in). Wasn't sure how much I'd want to read in one sitting, but I wound up getting eleven chapters in. Turns out I don't remember Genesis very well, and I wanted to find out what happens next! Even Crumb can't make the "begots" very interesting, but he goes to town on the Flood. I'd forgotten how brief the story of the Tower of Babel is, and that's about where I stopped.
Orson Bean was on "The Dennis Miller Show" last Thursday and praised the Crumb book. He said he picks it up and rereads it every two or three days.
Actually, Mark, I'd disagree with that to say Crumb can make the "begots" interesting!
The amount of research he put into the clothing, the faces, etc. is nothing less than fascinating to me.