Borgel - Daniel Pinkwater A short, simple book that made me laugh (Fafner the self-centered, talking dog is a hoot!). Although it's mostly an adventure novel of a young boy, it made me think too. The end message I took away - that there is always good in this world/universe/time-space-other - is powerful. And the absurdist plots, such as searching for a very large popsicle, make the path to that message utterly enjoyable.