Archive for September, 2012
I review Davy Rothbart’s My Heart is an Idiot
Rothbart, a short story writer and creator of Found magazine, is funny enough to keep you laughing, and he occasionally shares an especially sad moment. I really felt for Davy as he searched for his soul mate. And I hoped some of his adventures might work out. But sometimes I wanted to hit Davy upside his head and knock some sense into him.
Click the image below to read my review in the September 26, 2012, edition of the Boston Globe.
You can buy Rothbart’s My Heart Is An Idiot from Barnes & Noble
Like Joseph Heller’s classic book, David Abrams’ first novel is a satire that lampoons the stupidity, terror and futility of war. Rather than World War II Italy, however, “Fobbit” takes place in modern Iraq, with satire as scathing and funny as “Catch-22.”
Click the image below to read my St. Louis Post-Dispatch review of Fobbit.
You can buy Fobbit at Barnes & Noble.