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Fishing In Valhalla by Rodney Lynch

Fishing In Valhalla by Rodney Lynch

Fishing In Valhalla by Rodney Lynch is a comic novel about a nowhere town in Minnesota, centering on Reno who works for a former male pornstar, Ramrod McKenzie. Over a hot, 90′s summer, the convenience store run by Ramrod is robbed, throwing Reno’s life into disarray. An arresting and very funny book peopled by a list of eccentric, but believable, ... Read More »

Review: How to Fail at Life: Lessons for the Next Generation by Mark Aspelin

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★★★★★ Failure sucks. There’s no denying that. But every pratfall and tumble has an upside, even if it’s just the schadenfreude of knowing someone else screwed up too, or even worse than you ever have. Enter Mark Aspelin. Aspelin bills himself as an “experienced practitioner in the failure arts” who has “been there, done that, and got the t-shirt when ... Read More »

Review: I Punched Myself in the Eye by Pamela Capone

I Punched Myself in the Eye by Pamela Capone

★★★★½ Any readers out there who need a good belly laugh? Pamela Capone’s latest work I Punched Myself in the Eye is just the tonic for any reader looking for a fun book to pick up. This is a sparky collection of sketches drawn from everyday life: by turns hilarious, familiar, heart-warming and heart-rending. It’s a book the reader can ... Read More »

Review: Take My Husband, Please by Kimberly Jayne ★★★★

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Take My Husband, Please, by Kimberly Jayne, is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Sophie Camden is a rookie realtor working on the biggest sale of her career. And she has the hots for a new man in her life. But not all is perfect for her. Will Camden, Sophie’s soon-to-be-ex-husband, has been laid off and is reeling from an investment disaster. ... Read More »

The Professional Security Manual Class 1, Urban Security by Charles White

The Professional Security Manual Class 1, Urban Security by Charles White

The Professional Security Manual Class 1, Urban Security by Charles White might not sound like it, but it’s an inventive and hilarious take on a training manual, and one security guard’s over-the-top take on just what it takes to become a rent-a-cop. Covering important topics such as dealing with ghosts and how to use a stapler as a ninja weapon, ... Read More »

Review: Squirrel Days by Dustin Costa ★★★★

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Squirrel Days by Dustin Costa is the hard-to-classify but always-entertaining satire about the so-called US drug war. Renegade disc jockey insults the wrong people on the radio and flees to the marijuana capital of Northern California with his one-legged girlfriend, Juanita. There they find refuge with a wide variety of eccentric characters, each more insane than the last: wizards, an ... Read More »

Review: Insane-O-Tron by Nick Alverson

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★★★★½ Insane-O-Tron by Nick Alverson is a collection of stories that lives up to its title: Insane. Here we find a universe where the most absurd television show imaginable becomes a number one hit (in which a man has affections for a bed of mashed potatoes), the most sterling haircut in history becomes sentient and leads an Indiana Jones-style treasure ... Read More »

Review: The Slush Pile Brigade by Samuel Marquis

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★★★★½ The Slush Pile Brigade, by Samuel Marquis, is a hilarious and exciting read filled with one crazy turn after another. Nick Lassiter has just turned thirty and he’s in some serious trouble. His girlfriend has dumped him. He lost his job. He’s wanted by the police. And he discovers that his unpublished thriller has been stolen and turned into ... Read More »