To Be to Is to Was

To Be to Is to WasIf the literary genre of surrealist sci fi inspirational self help didn t exist, Stephen C Bird would have had to invent it Don t be afraid to walk away and come back to it, as I did when I felt I needed room to concentrate It s a strange and hallucinatory trip through several alternate worlds that satirize our own, that will confuse and confound you, and yet leave you feeling strangely uplifted. Excellent book This collection of short stories was a quick read In some ways, the stories are connected, with a common thread running through them I enjoyed it. I received a copy through Goodreads.I really did enjoy the book short stories. 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. Great satire, as good as it gets..reminds me of Tom Robbins, you will laugh and be impressed , and feel good that there are still good Sartrist out there 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 s 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. A plethora of playful prose worth profusely perusing, complete with profoundly pleasing paragraphs that would make Heinlein and Heifetz hum happily, Frank Zappa s family and friends fete and Freak Out and Mark Twain mark time, page turn quite purposefully, with pride to be on the same book review thread Get your copy today Thank you Mr Bird once again, for the good word Welcome To A Collection Of Worlds That Collide, Collude, Conflict, Cooperate Or Exist In Indifferent Isolation When A Father Abandons His Son, The Son Has No Other Choice But To Inhabit A World Of Fantasy To Deal With The Resulting Trauma A Young Gay Male In The Late S Named Sunnie Deelite, With One Foot Still In The Closet, Looks Forward To Living And Loving Among The Brothers Of His Gay Tribe, In Spite Of His Doubts And Inexperience Isabella Gloucester Dreams Of Finding Love And Success In Lost Angelist, Amourrica Profunda, Blue Green Planet She Finds Out The Hard Way That A Price Must Be Paid For The Fulfillment Of Her Dreams Isabella Falls On Hard Times, Forcing Her To Seek Out Her Bad Boy Collaborator Bobby Chooshingoorah At The NefariousUlysses Disco In Questioning Ridge, Nueva Jork, They Host A Show And End Up Starting A War Between The Club S Red And Blue State Clientele Baba Yaga Emerges From The Banks Of A Ravine To Terrorize The Bourgeois Neighborhood Of Drowsydayle In The City Of Near Wanna, In The Province Of Orckario In The Country Of Narniada South Of The Narniadan Border, The Evilangelists Of The Nation Of Mourrzicka Isolamicka Throw Their Full Support Behind Their Trillionaire Leader Turmerico Inflammatorio, Whose Unstable Temperament And Machiavellian Governing Skills Create Havoc On The Continent Of Pangolina Outside Of The City Of Branighan, Missoolah, Isolamicka, Big Mama And Her Son Bobby Grow Zombies In Specially Designed Greenhouses The Zombies Are Then Trained To Work For The Center For The Appropriation Of Valuables In Branighan On Planet Gorp, The Descendants Of Refugees From The Blue Green Planet Transcend Hypercapitalism Through Their Supreme Dedication To Practices Involving Synesthesia And Chromesthesia Bryanna Dolls, A Young Girl Obsessed With The Year , Gives Birth By Immaculate Conception To Her Doppelg Nger, Clawdeeya Upon Reaching Adulthood, Clawdeeya Finds Success In A Career Inspired By Schadenfreude, Terrorizing The City Of Near Wanna And Eventually The Entire Blue Green Planet Her Ultimate Goal Is To Ruin The Lives Of Entitled, Privileged Males Her Ambitions Are Supported By Her Connections To The Warlock Antithesis Reticence And Bastet The Egyptian Cat Goddess Bryanna Dolls Tunes Out Reality By Embarking On An Unexpected Dream Journey In Which She Encounters Psychedelic Bands, Eurasian Witches And Decadent Southern Gothic Culture But Her Dream Turns Into A Nightmare When She Finds Herself In The Dungeon Of Luchadora Madrugadora, Queen Of Stepford Ken And Barbie Westworld Tommy Massageny Leaves Behind His Hardscrabble Roots In Bitoxia, Archaicka, Isolamicka To Become An Intergalactic Emcee His Career Reaches New Heights When He Hosts A Highly Anticipated Contest In The Galatea Galaxy, In Which Four Renowned Women Battle For Interstellar Supremacy Meanwhile Back In Amourrica Profunda, Opportunists Band Together To Alternately Celebrate And Disrespect The Fading Corporate Behemoth That Is Fascibook Despite The Fact That Fascibook Has Stolen Their Souls And Left Them Addicted To Social Media, They Remain Undaunted They Make The Best Of A Bad Situation And Party On Into Oblivion To Be To Is To Was by Steve Bird year 2018 , you can t find it because he goes by the Ghost Pen Name of Stephen C Bird Smart I should have done That I loved in it in Print, then I read it again on Kindle.https www. dp 069206946 Then I tried to quote from it my favorite part, but learned you readily can t copy paste straight away from a kindle page,virtual iron curtain, so let me see if I can transcribe the thing I seem most handicap, from pageyeah, i can t, but XOXOXOXOXOXOYours Subliminally,LA Ruocco Nov30,2018 also known as L A Ruocco Laruocco La Ruoc co enterprises.

Stephen C Bird is a fiction writer and visual artist He was born in Toronto, ON grew up in Erie County, NY and lived in New York City for thirty three years.

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  • Paperback
  • 206 pages
  • To Be to Is to Was
  • Stephen C. Bird
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 9780692069462

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