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Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! by Karl Wiggins
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is an absolutely brilliant read that only Karl Wiggins could have written! Karl, irrepressible, irreverent, more than a little bonkers – and I love him to bits. You won’t learn an awful lot of conventional history from Shit My History Teacher Did Not Tell Me, but you will learn that just as the paradigms are important, those big events that take us another step forward to where we are today, there are events on that long, slow journey, that bring us to the point of being fully rounded, three dimensional sentient beings. There are a myriad of tales within Karl’s book and Karl is a formidable story teller.

Ahh, history. Karl’s school must have had the same ethos for teaching… Read more
Topping From Below by Laura Reese
Topping From Below by Laura Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars CONFRONTING THE TABOO, 15 Aug 2014
TOPPING FROM BELOW, by Laura Reese, is not for the fainthearted. I started reading it with trepidation; the book at arms’ length. I had a good idea where it was going -- and I didn’t know if I’d be able to handle it. I’d written a feature for my blog, on bestiality in literature. Why was it so taboo; it’s in classical art and literature, so why are editors and publishers so fearful of going anywhere near it?
So there I was, with the real thing in my hand -- and I was scared. I’d been quite brave in my essay -- at least, I thought I had. I’d had a lot of intelligent response; one in particular from an online friend who’d recommended TOPPING FROM BELOW to me. What was there to be afraid… Read more
Talk Jock Twits by Patrick Whitehurst
Talk Jock Twits by Patrick Whitehurst
5.0 out of 5 stars AT A RADIO STATION, 14 Aug 2014
My Ex once remarked that he could always tell when I’m enjoying a book, because I have a silly smile on my face as I’m reading. And I pause, halfway through a paragraph, in Patrick Whitehurst’s latest book, “Talk Jock Twits” and yes, I am smiling. It’s a good book. I already know that it’s a book I will return to again and again.
“Talk Jock Twits” centers on a local radio station, KYAM, in the small town of Trapper, Arizona. Trapper is a microcosm; it reflects the way our human world works. The challenges, the cheats, the aspirations, the guilts; all of the emotions that human being’s experience. A newspaper folds; it’s the newspaper for which Josh White writes a small column. He… Read more