Have you ever been to a ventriloquism show? You know, those where the performer gets this shiny wooden doll and makes it speak deftly? Sure you know about ‘em. Well, what happens when the performer in question can’t get his/her lips stiff so the trick works can be boiled down to one word: lame. Now that I got your attention (let’s suppose I’ve got it for awhile), you may wonder well, what the hell has this got to do with anything related to Sophie Hannah’s Closed Casket? Again the word: lame.