It would be simple to dismiss Rall as a whiner if he weren't so right all the time. Furthermore, at the risk of sounding like one of his cartoons, Rall performs a vital social function: he presents a point of view other than that of the demographic 800-pound gorilla, the baby boomer. Rall has no pity for that generation, which he sees as self-indulgent, hypocritical, and well, evil. But the cartoonist is an evenhanded demonizer: Gen-X fares little better; it's clear Rall has no illusions as to what nightmares would ensue if he and his compatriots ran things.
Revenge of the Latchkey Kids is a howl of anger--in perfect pitch. Ted Rall serves up an opinion you won't get anywhere else. Get some before he gives up.
"REVENGE features Rall's withering prose and angry, angular cartoons. He's funny. He's honest. He's onto something." (Arthur Salm, San Diego Tribune)
"Clever, biting, and all too true." (Elaine Beebe, The Salem Register Guard)
"More than an essayist and cartoonist, Rall is anthropologist, psychologist, and perhaps revolutionary." (Chris Davis, The Memphis Flyer)
"Rall is one of the fiercest, most unusual satirists producing cartoons for American newspapers today." -- Reviews
The sporadically funny result plants well-aimed kicks on deserving corporate and baby-boomer behinds. But in the end, his seething social observations resolve themselves into a one-note whine. -- Entertainment Weekly, L.S. Klepp
This is, I think, the only book I've seen by a living author where the introduction is less than flattering. Read morePublished on September 25, 1999
Originally called "Kill Your Parents Before They Kill You," this hateful book (disguised as "a joke")looks especially bad after what happened in Littleton,... Read morePublished on May 7, 1999