Thursday, 9 March 2017

Book Review

Title: Of Life, Death, Aliens  and Zombies

Author: Dario Cannizaro

Plot: A collection of nine original and quirky stories - a Zombie Apocalypse without zombies; the Vatican announcing contact with Aliens; a heroin junkie that loves poetry; a timeless love, and much more. 

Ordinary characters facing extraordinary situations, dry humor, philosophical musing dressed as whimsical, offhand commentary, and a fairy-tale like writing; those are the key elements of the style of this incredible authorial debut.

Review:  I love short short stories, especially when it's a collection like this one. It's an excellent way to save money because  you get several stories for the price of one.  Just joking. But really I admire writers who are able to start and end a   compelling story in just a few words. Am happy to announce that Dario Cannizaro is one of them.
With titles such as 'The Best Place to Plan a Mass Shooting'  for example, there's no doubt that Cannizaro is out to provoke and from what I've read, he's already gotten into trouble a few times. He is fearles and his work is masterfully writtrn, thought-provoking and above all entertaining. He writes like someone who knows what he is talking about. He draws you in, giving you no chance to escape. Unless you plan on finishing this book, I advise you don't even pick it beacuse once you dtart, you just have to finish it.

His crafty use of sacarsm and fantasy is something else and he deserves praise. This one is a keeper.
This was my first Cannizaro book and it won't be my last.

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