Tag Archives: Satire

Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Hocus Pocus is much like any other Vonnegut novel.  He takes on the subject of war, (in this case Vietnam), and proceeds to create a broad-based satire all the while criticizing man’s constant push to make war on each other.  … Continue reading

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Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Sometimes, a book falls into your lap unsuspecting.  This was definitely the case with Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett.  Quite a few years ago, I was a member of the Book of the Month Club, a mail-order book club that … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

When I was in high school, I discovered a used book store that contained all sorts of literary treasures.  Many of these came from college students looking to sell back their required reading from their English classes, and so I … Continue reading

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When The Balls Drop by Brad Garrett

When The Balls Drop is a crass book that isn’t about anything other than Garrett’s stand-up comedy routines, which are nothing more than warmed over Don Rickles routines. As you can image this doesn’t translate to paper very well. Garrett … Continue reading

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A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe

This was one of those books that had been collecting dust on my shelf for years.  I bought it thinking I should give the literary genius of Tom Wolfe another chance.  Years ago I had read Bonfire of the Vanities … Continue reading

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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man this book is considered a classic. I’m not sure why other than it was ahead of its time. It seemed to be taking place in the 1960s. I kept checking to make sure it really was written in … Continue reading

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In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla

In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy Adam’s book covers some of the same topics and stories as “Not Taco Bell Material.” However, it doesn’t have the order and flow of … Continue reading

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