It’s time to send in the clowns – and a collection of satirical short stories for your reading pleasure.
Do Not Feed the Clown by Matt Nagin
Do Not Feed The Clown is a box full of satirical delights and irreverent parodies. Consisting of 34 short works, it highlights the absurdities of our socio-political climate, tackles the mayhem of our news cycle, and highlights the inconsistencies of our cultural norms. This is a countercultural book, a bit of a challenge to the system, but in a lighthearted way and in the tradition of the court jester.
Do Not Feed the Clown is one of those Marmite love-it-or-hate-it books. But, because I am a book blogger, my opinion sits somewhere firmly in the middle.
Do Not Feed the Clown did not get me to laugh out loud, but that’s very hard to get me to do anyway. However, it did make me smirk quite a lot. I enjoyed the author’s wit and I’m a fan of dark humour. Do any of you know the comedian Jimmy Carr? If like his fearlessness in saying whatever he wants, then this is a good book for you.
Essentially, what this book is is a laugh at society. I’m sure many people are not opposed to a laugh at Taylor Swift’s expense or to see Facebook be absolutely burned. However, the book does go beyond these areas, to topics some may believe shouldn’t be messed with. So, if you are an overly sensitive person, I’d probably give Do Not Feed the Clown a skip.
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I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.