Books ReejecttIIon a number two This second volume in the Reejecttion series sees
Books ReejecttIIon - a number two This second volume in the Reejecttion series sees Daniel Clausen return with more short stories, book reviews and other short pieces of writing. This time, however he is joined by fellow writer Harry Whitewolf and cartoonist/illustrator Mr. Wolf. (These may or may not be pseudonyms, depending on how much of the interview contained in these pages you believe.)While the two writers have different styles, the collaboration works well as they have similar sensibilities (absolutely no sense, though). Whereas Clausen's writing is somewhat cerebral and darkly witty Whitewolf's writing is similar to what I think you'd get if Douglas Adams, George Orwell and Hunter S. Thompson had a matter transporter accident à la The Fly... in a good way. The juxtaposition works well and Mr. Wolf's amusing cartoons are the hundreds-and-thousands on the trifle.I really enjoyed this collection of eccentricities and I hope these chaps continue to collaborate. I'm going to go now before the government starts taxing me by the word.... ReejecttIIon - a number two Viral Book By reading ReejecttIIon, it s likely you ll discover colorful short stories, funny flash fiction, hilarious cartoons, riveting reviews, wondrous anagrams and other assorted skits and titbits of under achieving literary genius.If you re lucky, you might come across sci fi tales about the privatization of words, horror stories about hair and ruminations on indie writing ItBy reading ReejecttIIon, it s likely you ll discover colorful short stories, funny flash fiction, hilarious cartoons, riveting reviews, wondrous anagrams and other assorted skits and titbits of under achieving literary genius.If you re lucky, you might come across sci fi tales about the privatization of words, horror stories about hair and ruminations on indie writing It s also possible that you ll find commentary on the hazards of greedy literary agents and stories about washed up movie directors who receive financial backing from space aliens.Publisher s Meekly calls it a thought provoking fable about technological hubris and the hazards of bioengineering This may or may not be referring to Jurassic Park and not ReejecttIIon Reader s Indigestion says this book quietly stands as one of the most powerful statements of the Civil Rights movement This may or may not actually refer to To Kill a Mockingbird and not ReejecttIIon But why not read this seriously comical scattergun book and see what you can discover about ReejecttIIon for yourself. Daniel has wanted to be a writer ever since he was in elementary school.He has published stories and articles in such magazines as Slipstream, Black Petals, Spindrift, Zygote in my Coffee, and Leading Edge Science Fiction and many others He has written six books The Sage and the Scarecrow a novel , the Lexical Funk a short story collection , Reejecttion short story essay collection , ReejecttIIon A Number Two, short story essay collection , Something to Stem the Diminishing short story essay collection , and The Ghosts of Nagasaki a novel.. The best Book ReejecttIIon - a number two I haven't had the pleasure of reading Reejecttion #1 by Daniel Clausen. As as matter of fact, I cannot even track down an available copy. Fortunately, I was sent a copy of ReejectIIon - the number two by Harry Whitewolf, co-author of this of this eclectic compilation.Looking for something off the beaten path? There is plenty of nonlinear variety here. There are short stories, commentaries, and a speculative interview with a deceased author. There are book reviews, and there is shameless self-promotion. There are ingenius illustrations by the artist known as Mr. Wolf. Subject matter for these pieces is cleverly conceived. A sheet of A4 paper reminisces about the good old days, when word processing meant the satisfying whack of a typewriter key. Speaking becomes a taxable offense, and words must be limited. The syndrome of "likeing" is explored. Dreadlocks take revenge. To B or not to B? This is the conundrum of a b-movie producer when his wife insists that he stage a production of King Lear. Things get complicated. Be sure not to miss the coauthors' adventure as they climb atop Arthur Fonzarelli and jump the Jaws 2 shark. A movie executive comes along for the ride. One of them doesn't survive.For those who enjoy a good challenge, there is an anagram section. I couldn't figure any of them out, so I cheated and read the answers. This section was pretty darned funny.I appreciated the imaginative balance of humor and commentary that brought this collection together. I certainly hope that there will be a number three!I received a complementary e-copy of this book from Harry Whitewolf in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks.