The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan

Review of “The Sarah Book” by Scott McClanahan

Falling into The Sarah Book A strange, compelling self-reflection, The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan, entices with its sweet, experimental prose. McClanahan creates characters from their emotions, normal human emotions, sometimes exaggerated and often funny – like laughing on a park bench alone funny. Instead of drawing a chronological line of progression through his relationship with Sarah (of The Sarah Book) Scott McClanahan ties chapters … Continue reading Review of “The Sarah Book” by Scott McClanahan

MY COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT – by John Grey

My older brother would tag along after my sadness. He’d watch me stuff my head in the pillow, scratch at the blankets, squeeze the sheets together like the pimple on my chin. “What have you got to complain about,” was his favorite saying. I’d take a swipe at him. It was house money. At best, I’d connect with his silly jaw. At worst, he’d grab … Continue reading MY COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT – by John Grey

Becoming Jewish – by John C. Mannone

            After daddy died, I watched momma slowly convert from Sicilian Catholic to Baltimore Jew when she married Mr. David Morris. I met him long before momma did, at a local pool hall where he was a ball-racker, and bald, like I am now, and he had piercing eyes. I had no idea he would become my father. All I knew about him was that he was a … Continue reading Becoming Jewish – by John C. Mannone