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Stephen C. Bird

Autore di To Be to Is to Was

5 opere 105 membri 15 recensioni


Fonte dell'immagine: Author Photo Self-Portrait, 2023

Opere di Stephen C. Bird

To Be to Is to Was (2018) 37 copie, 3 recensioni
Catastrophically Consequential (2012) 24 copie, 7 recensioni
Hideous Exuberance (2009) 24 copie, 3 recensioni
Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental (2015) 18 copie, 1 recensione
From G to PG to R to X 2 copie, 1 recensione


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Stephen C. Bird's book, "Catastrophically Consequential," was a pretty funny book. I got it on one of the giveaways and am thankful for that. The humor in it is not meant for all people. I think this kind of humor will put many people off, but I wasn't phased by it. This book is good for a read, but it isn't something I would want to get a hard-cover version of for a personal collection that I would read repeatedly. Still, it's good enough and entertaining with a lot of laughs. If you want a book with a decent enough flow and a lot of laughs, then this is the book for you! I thought I had reviewed this book, but sadly it must not have saved it.… (altro)
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HeatherMac51 | 6 altre recensioni | Sep 23, 2023 |
Received for review from the publisher.

I'm not really sure what I expected, but this wasn't it. The physical book is very well put together, clean and crisp.

The stories are... strange. Very surreal and trippy. They take place in/tell the story of some kind of future American continent where people have split into two camps: the hyper-sexual and aggressively liberal people who delightfully flaunt all sexual, political, and social mores and the proudly dumbed-down and staunchly conservative majority.

I really liked the parts where characters spoke in unison, "as in a Greek Chorus," and when the two men were seducing Sunnie into their lifestyle (it was ominous in a thrilling, scary way). But, otherwise, the strange hyper-sexuality really held me off from fully engaging with the stories.
… (altro)
Elna_McIntosh | 2 altre recensioni | Sep 29, 2021 |
Welcome to the satire of 2018. I’m on the fence with this book. While parts made me laugh, and I enjoyed the satire of our current political climate, global warming, and even Facebook, the chapters felt disjointed and slightly disorienting. The pacing was good, but the characters lacked development and the plot needed cohesion. There was no flow. Rather, the book offered a series of commentary loosely woven together by characters randomly inserted like the tiles a player draws in a matching game. I felt like I was reading a draft of this book but not the finished product.… (altro)
LoriFox | 2 altre recensioni | Oct 24, 2020 |

This review was first posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings on August 22 2012.

This book is bizarre. Almost as bizarre as The Sugar Frosted Nutsack. Almost. Catastrophically Consequential, at the very least didn't make me want to bang my head into a wall because it basically repeated itself all the way through.

No, this book had a variable story. But it failed to catch my attention.

It's full of ridiculous puns. Not even clever ones. Just a bunch of words that are misspelled and made to look like they're clever. There are plenty of random name droppings and strange associations too.

And then there's an entire chapter that's written in text-speak. That made me want to gouge out my eyes. And the chapter after that is written in redneck speak. Just as bad.

I understand that the book is supposed to be satirical, but in some spots this was just down right offensive, covered in thinly veiled jokes. I won't go into specifics because I don't want to upset any readers, but I'll just say be warned. There are also some semi-gruesome violent descriptions in this book as well.

It definitely lives up to it's name being that it's catastrophic, but as for consequential, I'm not sure....

I don't even know who I would recommend this to other than someone who likes bizarro fiction, which, I guess I'm learning from reading this, that I don't.
… (altro)
Melissalovesreading | 6 altre recensioni | Sep 30, 2018 |


½ 2.7

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