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The various books Linton has produce vary from poetry both in anthologies and his own singular works, a Hyper novel (PROPERTIES OF LIGHT), and more - in other words, he is an experimentalist and there are few venues of the written word he has not explored - and achieved success. So it is not a surprise to encounter this delicious little tidbit of humor from Linton. Naughty rasty Wiley is his new creation and the book reads like a basketful of guffaws. The story? The synopsis supplies that well enough: ‘Weekends are hell. If you do them right. That's the subtext of the columns scrawled by Wiley from various states of semi-consciousness as he slinks out of the woodwork and insinuates himself into the soft underbelly of Southern California consciousness. Wilier than a coyote, badder than Santa, Gonzo'er than Dr. Duke, the Wilester lays waste to everybody in range, not least himself. There are two tributaries to the flow of "The Way of the Weekend Warrior": a normal (more of less) plot of a demented outsider snarfing up the media scene, and the content of the columns he writes and broadcasts as his weapon against normality and status quo. Taken from the syndicated cult column of the nineties, these passages snidely sneer, raucously rant, surrealistically swoop, and otherwise amaze and amuse. If you can get get through a chapter without laughing out loud, you get your money back. Well, not really, but you at least have our sympathy and scorn. Wiley is not for the meek and weak... he is THE WEEKEND WARRIOR. Read him if you dare.’
As with all of Linton’s books the pleasure of his talent is something to revisit often and he is on top with this book. Grady Harp, January 16
The book consists of many different stories told from Wiley’s point of view most of which come from 80’s pop culture. There are references to Cheers, Charlie’s Angles and more 80’s icons that we all know and love.
When you pick up The Way of the Weekend Warrior be prepared for some really direct sometimes offensive language that will make you laugh out loud time and time again.
Despite the language and the downright horridness of Wiley this book will really grab and hold onto your attention. It is a must read.
In The Way of the Weekend Warrior you will read some of Wiley’s stories which reference 80 pop culture from shows like Cheer’s to movies like Charlie’s Angels. Willey is the type of guy that you love to hate. He is brutally honest about his opinions. He hates anything to do with society, people, “THE MAN”, and everything in between. Willey bums around on the weekends and shares his adventures and extreme views in a highly entertaining weekend column that he writes and broadcasts.
I will admit that I found some of the things that Wiley had rather offensive. Despite that I spent the whole time I was really laughing hysterically.
If you love to laugh then you really need to read this book.
In an odd sense by the end of the book you grow to like Wiley and what he says is pretty relatable to our own societies and I think a lot of people can understand Wiley's point of view in a sense, I know I certainly could.
One thing about this book that might not appeal to a lot of people is the language that's used at times, the graphic sexual content and violence.
Unlike some books this one is easy to put down and then pick up again. I wasn't able to sit down and read right through, but I did enjoy the book. It's not my usual read but was inciteful and made you think about your own society. I'd recommend it to others.