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Jass RichardsYou ever have a neighbour whose behaviour is so mind-bogglingly inconsiderate and so suicide-inducingly annoying that you just want to ask him, in a polite Canadian way, to please stop?TurboJetslams isn’t like that.Jass Richards’ new novel, TurboJetslams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God, tells the tale of one person’s pathetic and hilarious attempts to single-handedly stop the destruction of a little piece of beautiful Canadian wilderness by the increasing numbers of idiots who couldn’t care less.A perfect cottage-warming gift. Boomer lit. Sure to resonate with paddlers everywhere.
“Extraordinarily well written with wit, wisdom, and laugh-out-loud ironic recognition, TurboJetslams is a highly entertaining and a riveting read that will linger on in the mind and memory long after the little book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf (or shoved into the hands of friends with an insistence that they drop everything else and read it!). Highly recommended for community library [and] personal reading lists …” Midwest Book Review
“We all very much enjoyed it — it’s funny and angry and heartfelt and told truly…” McS
“If you’re looking for a reading snack that has zero saccharine but is loaded with just the right combination of snark, sarcasm, and humor, you’ve found it. TurboJetslams proved to be a fun diversion.” Ricki Wilson, 4/5 Amazon
Peg TittleThe title says it all.110 pieces say it in detail.Philosophy with an attitude.
Because the unexamined life is dangerous.
“Woh. This book is freaking awesome and I demand a sequel.” 5/5 stars barnesandnoble.com
chris windLady MacBeth kill herself? Please. And Portia – you don’t think someone that intelligent would be pissed to be bait and trophy?Soliloquies: the lady doth indeed protest is a collection of impassioned soliloquies delivered by Juliet, Ophelia, Lady MacBeth, Kate, Desdemona, Regan, Miranda, and others – protesting the role given to them by Shakespeare.
“[Soliloquies reveals]not only dynamic, imaginative verse writing, but extremely intelligent and intuitive insight … I know many actresses who would love to get their hands on this material! As a Shakespeare director, I’m thrilled by the perspective which Chris’ pieces provide of the plays and characters which they challenge – I believe these will be sought after by theatre companies which also do solid classical work, as new material for their audiences, embraced by a season of Shakespeare plays. As a feminist, I’m excited by how these characters come alive and point up the perceptions and misperceptions that have shaped their literary and theatrical destinies. As a dramaturg, I’m more than pleased to find modern playwrights who can write in heightened language and/or verse.” Joanne Zipay, Judith Shakespeare Company, NYC