*This week, for the weekly feature, we have a book review by poet and scifi writer Josh Pearce. I first met Josh in college, in a creative writing class, and found his writing refreshing, though he’ll tell you I blindly critiqued his story in our fiction class, saying, “I don’t get it,” while the teacher gave him shining accolades. On second read, I got it and had no critique, but he thought I was just being nice. Nope. His writing was so awesome a mere mortal like myself could simply not comprehend it on first read. Trivia question: Can you find Hello Kitty in the third picture below?
I AM AN ANTI-CAPITALIST: a book review
it’s easy to say that i’m not fond of money, or that money is evil, when i am poor (as a majority of writers are). invariably, though, people with this kind of mindset look down their noses at the rich until the day when the poor writer produces a bestseller or gets optioned for a film and the millions pour in (fingers crossed, yeah?). but the evil here isn’t having money. the evil lies in using that money to undercut someone else’s brain, to supplant their perceptions, to play with their emotions, in order to make even more money.