Thursday, August 22, 2013

So Much Time, So Little Change - Thomas L. Sullivan

Summary: Life is full of strange and awkward events seemingly designed to annoy us. To Thomas Sullivan, these trials and tribulations are actually meant to entertain us. Within these pages you’ll encounter a guy who finds humor in:

•Searching for a cozy, old-school barber in a gentrifying neighborhood, but landing at a frantic corporate salon that smells like a meth lab.

•Running late for a flight, only to find himself on The Terrorist Watch List.

•Watching The People's Court with a stranger in the world’s gloomiest bar.

•Surviving condemnation from the hard-working folks at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

•Fixing up a house when he knows nothing about home improvement.

•And much, much more wonderful absurdity.

Disclaimer:  I was provided a free copy for my honest review.

My Review:  Sullivan has such an easy, engaging writing style!  By the first few stories, I was convinced that the adage "Don't judge a book by its cover" was certainly apt, because, seriously?!  That cover would have seriously dissuaded me from picking this book up!

So Much Time, So Little Change is a collection of short stories chronicling some of Sullivan's experiences.  Often, he's able to find the humor in the mundane, although sometimes that humor wasn't evident to me.   Sullivan's anecdotes are sometimes hit and miss, some being delightful, some sweet, others, unfortunately, making me uncomfortable.  I quite enjoyed the easy pace of the book and found it a nice escape book.

My Rating:  Three stars

For the Sensitive Reader:  Okay, to start, the monkey isn't REALLY being obscene.  Look more closely, it's definitely a shock factor cover!  There were a few anecdotes that had one or two f-words, some that dealt with inappropriate topics, but some were delightful.  Proceed with caution.

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