Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated
By Tom Starita
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 4 stars
Readers immediately meet Lucas James in the first
chapter that the author wrote from a first person point of view. Chapter two continues, heavily indulgent in I’s,
me’s, and my’s. Self-centered and
selfish? That’s the most obvious first impression Lucas James gives.
When he stays self-absorbed, why keep reading
chapter 3 through 43 with such an unlikeable protagonist?
The author hints to the attraction right at the
“What’s to come will always make sense. It might not
be the sense you’re accustomed to. There may be times when you may not entirely
agree with my sense. You may prefer to call it nonsense.”
This “nonsense,” however, holds more sense than
anticipated once readers approach this satire understanding the exaggeration
and ridicule that it is, appreciating the author’s well done execution of this
style of writing.
The author keeps readers reading with his humorous
writing approach. He rambles at times, but that only enhances the satire. He holds
readers to continue, nonetheless, since on these pages are glimpses of people
they know, and maybe even shades of themselves.