- File Size: 1059 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Publication Date: January 6, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00RY8OLF6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Boston Ranter: Slanted Vignettes from a Native New Englander Kindle Edition
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I have Massholes in my circle of friends and extended family so the phonetic way the author writes certain words made the tales even more genuine for me.
Funny and often touching, the authors work is relevant on many levels. As a parent, a parent of a very intelligent child with some deficits, as a child of the 80s and young man of the 90s, as a child of an alcoholic, and those who suffer from various mental disorders. The book really touched me as a reader in general, as you can see the author is a great reader, smart , and probably a little crazy. I bet the author for the most part is a student of life and mostly self educated.
I am very excited to find this great talent. His style is somewhat reminiscent of Chuck Palahniuk and Harry Crews mixed together, the content of the book has definately stayed with me. Highly recommended!
Some vignettes are humorous, some are endearing, and some I just didn't get. This collection of vignettes has an inside-joke, locals-only feel to it. I can imagine that "Massholes" (the author's affectionate term for his tribe) will understand and appreciate all the the jokes and colloquialisms.
I loved the parody on how people speak in Massachusetts--the dropped R's are dropped in the spelling so that readers get the full effect. Reading The Boston Ranter felt like people watching in a locals bar while vacationing in Massachusetts.
This ribald, entertaining and sometimes touching read is like a lunch-hour visit to the greater Boston area. Be forewarned that it does contain a lot of questionable language, so if you're easily offended, this book is not for you.
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