Thursday, May 16, 2013

Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth: Being a Collection of Hilarious Essays, Poems, and Ponderings About the Human Species - J.D. Smith

Release Date - March 2013

J.D. Smith
Cassowary Press

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth takes a look at the absurdity in life. From the author's ponderings on St. Fu to the truth found in "Pre-Flight Announcement," J.D. Smith touches on some things in life that simply do prove to be humorous, if not a bit too true.

While not everything made me snicker, the list of dishes you wouldn't find at DisneyWorld - Hakuna Fritatta or Mickey Mousse to name just a couple - definitely brought a smile to my face.  Finally, the collection of "Parting Words, or Maxims for Our Time" were definitely sound and humorous.

All in all, while some of the poems and essays didn't have me snickering, many more did. For that reason, I say this is a great collection to have on hand for days when you simply need something uplifting to make you forget about the things that put you in a bad mood.

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