satire

Starving Review: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Amazon, Goodreads)

What the deuce, you say?  The Starving Reviewer stooping to reviewing a classic?  Well, as I have talked about in the past, every chef needs to study the culinary masters to do the best possible job at their craft.  It was time I put my advice to others into personal advice.  That and Mr. Toole’s absurdist comedy of errors has been touted to me as one of those masterpieces worthy of the title.  Is this the brilliant and tasty feast it’s touted to be?

Before we crack the shell of this egg, let us review the Starving Reviewer’s creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Orconomics: A Satire (The Dark Profit Saga Book 1) by J. Zachary Pike

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Orconomics: A Satire (The Dark Profit Saga Book 1) by J. Zachary Pike (Amazon, Goodreads)

Everyone loves dinner with a show.  Well, as long as the food is good and the show is entertaining.  So, well, maybe, in the real world, we don’t love that many ‘dinners with a show’.  However, there are still the good ones.  Excellent literary meals mixed in with an extra dose of entertainment above and beyond the main course.  For tonight’s entree, we have high fantasy with a dose of satiric humor that is called Orconomics.  So, does this fantasy satire make for an excellent literary delight that made me laugh or did I ditch the tab and throw tomatoes at the comedian?  Read on, my friend, read on!

But before you do, let us remind ourselves of the solemn Starving Review vows:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre.
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.

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