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Homo sayswhaticus Paperback – May 16, 2013
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Lance Manion is the author of five short story collections. He contributes to many online flash fiction sites and blogs daily on his eponymous website. He finds the na at the end of banana as annoying as you would if it were bananana.
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I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. Couldn't stop from chuckling (ok, sometimes snorting) loudly at work (which usually gets scornful looks. Eff em.) Couldn't stop rolling with laughter while driving in the car (I don't recommend that-the cops didn't find is as amusing as I did). Couldn't stop reading various passages out loud to random strangers (which also would gain scornful looks, and one restraining order threat. Haters.)
And all joking aside, the passages were very succinct, clear and well written. I suppose you have to have a brain that flows that way in order to understand the "way" its written. But if you don't get it, then you perhaps never will. This book-ahhh, I felt things. Very moving and very powerful things. I could laugh hysterically while reading one story, then the next I was bawling like a baby for nearly 20 minutes. Damn-need a warning on those. I won't spoil it for the other readers as to how or why. But to Mr. Manion, sincerely- thank you. Thank you for reminding me that life is just a bunch of short stories all compiled together, never really here nor there. There are good ones and bad ones. Funny and sad. I'm just one person, but I am very happy to have found your work. Thank you~
Yes, people. Lance Manion is a modern hero of these days and times. With his irreverent wit, unique observations of what takes place daily, and possessing an unusual amount of knowledge about women who, well, you know, his latest installment of the genius of Manion, Homo Sayswhaticus, is absolutely indispensable. These blessedly pointless and uplifting diatribes are the perfect panacea required by a people on the edge of the Zombie Apocalypse.
The individual citizens are so uptight that their backsides are more watertight than that of the average giant squid. You see, I chose the deep sea squid because they go deep in the water and therefore the pressure is, well, just go with me on this, people, and calm down. The point is, people need, just need to loosen up before the world takes seriously yet another rambling from some North Korean hotshot. Hey, just like Bieber sings in his song...Shove me back into the shallow waters before I get too deep...
Okay, I know Bieber didn't sing that, but I like random mentioning of people who are famous for mysterious reasons. Kardashian! There, I did it again. But the point remains that Manion helping us remain in the shallows with his quirky points of view, along with the fact that we must all admit that, yes, we, too, are tired of brushing our teeth all the time.
Do you see where we're going here? For the love of all that's good in the world, what does it take? People, you need to read Homo Sayswhaticus for the very safety of the future of the world! In fact, buy gobs of copies and send them to dictators, politicians, and the WBC. Because, wow, oh, wow, do these people need to lighten up! And don't just read this work, but all of Manion's books, blogs, and even his diary, too. Because we need to teach this world to get off the high horse, stop being such a bunch of weenies, and have a good, fun laugh once in a while.
Or are you one of those wacky nutjobs who thinks it makes sense that TV shows advertise their own show during their own show? If you are, there's still hope, but wow do you have a long, long way to go.
For the world containing the highest population of criminally insane doofuses, there is hope and the doctor is in.
The doctor of the cure of pointless mania is Lance Manion, and he's on the job.
Lance Manion, for these reasons, is a veritable superhero, my friends. He is a superhero and I so can't wait to see him in tights that I am almost in pain from the anticipation. But you good people don't require the pain; just read the works of Lance Manion and experience the sensation of fun and relaxation at your own pace. But hurry it up, will you? This planet can't take much more.
Manion can be witty and interesting. I'm sure as a blogger he is considered successful. It's just that the medium really does not translate into a book. The wittiness that will get a reader through the two minutes it takes to read a blog is not the same type of wittiness an author needs to guide readers through hundreds of pages of book.
But I'm a gen-Xer. Perhaps younger readers have already been blogg-ified to the point that they are ready for this.