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Chuckerman Makes a Movie

by Carol Davala

Art imitates life in "Chuckerman Makes a Movie", a laughter-inducing novel of nostalgia and self-discovery. Francie Arenson Dickman’s clever and entertaining "Chuckerman Makes a Movie" leads a floundering character to his aha moment.... Read More

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The Con Artist

by Peter Dabbene

"The Con Artist" is a lively romp loaded with geek humor. A longtime comic book writer, author Fred Van Lente has a deep familiarity with the annual San Diego Comic-Con, which has become the central event of the comic book industry.... Read More

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Sommelier of Deformity

by Kristen Rabe

Intensely dark and sardonic, "Sommelier of Deformity" is also, paradoxically, an uplifting and redemptive story. Buddy Hayes, a self-described troll who spends most of his time alone, is both arrogant and self-deprecating. He limits his... Read More

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The Unlounging

by Shana Creaney

Selraybob is an unexpected protagonist whose journey is satisfying and thoughtful. A humorous and engaging fictional memoir, "The Unlounging" relates an existential crisis. When the book begins, Selraybob is sitting in his lounger,... Read More

Book Review

Simple Observations

by Katie Asher

This is stand-up comedy in written form, a culmination of oftentimes universal thoughts that are given a winking twist. Patrick Dykie’s straightforwardly presented book "Simple Observations" is a humorous work that skips between... Read More

Book Review

Peacock's Alibi

by Jeff Fleischer

Stuart David’s character Peacock Johnson has already been through a bit, appearing in an earlier David novel and an actual Ian Rankin crime novel (it’s a long story). Now he’s back in Peacock’s Alibi, a fun caper highlighted by... Read More

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The Two-Plate Solution

by Rachel Jagareski

"The Two-Plate Solution" is a molten broth of comic, nonstop action from page one. The American TV show Natural Dish-aster is shooting in Israel, and producer Sara Sinek, a Special Forces veteran with a secret about her time embedded... Read More

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Peril in the Old Country

by Claire Foster

Sloot Peril, a modest accountant who is “only as superstitious as required by law,” is an unlikely hero in the humorous fantasy "Peril in the Old Country". With a lyrical flair that evokes P. G. Wodehouse, Peril is funny and fun.... Read More

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