Dear Luke, We Need To Talk, Dad, Darth: A Review

dearluke Such imagination! Mr. Moe really does get into the minds of pop culture icons in his book, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Dad, Darth. Too funny! And to be honest, you tend to agree with what he says! Love the sarcasm and humor in the book. I mean, he had me at the title. Can you picture Luke reading a letter from dear old dad? What a heritage! This is better than the stuff you read in the newspapers and tabloids.
He also has some insane ideas for rejected Super Bowl half time shows, ( I agree, Tony Randall trying to pay tribute to great rockers, not a good thing.) The so-called journal from Bruce the Shark writing about his problem with humans. Bad humans, how dare they pick on him, no wonder he eats them! This is a parody on Jaws, a 1975 movie.
John has fun creating letters from the characters, like 007, ET, and more. He creates a whole new way of thinking about what they are really like. You think you know the story about ET? He got left behind and the aliens were trying to decide whether to go back for him. Boy did they have a tough decision. Secretly I think they’d rather just keep on traveling. And the Pac Man things, it’s their job to make those pellets, and they don’t like outsiders too much.
See, John gives the real story behind the people and characters we have come to know over the years. Yeah, that’s it, the real dirt, what they never told us. Now, about Luke, I’d like to know how long it took him to accept Darth as daddy. Hmmm…another book, perhaps? Come on, man, get with the job description and get some more dirt on these peeps!!
I received a free copy from Blogging for Books, in exchange for an honest review.
For more info:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/225888/dear-luke-we-need-to-talk-darth-by-john-moe
Author Bio:
http://www.randomhouse.com/author/170652/john-moe-host-of-wits-and-mcsweeney-s-contributor

My Life in Middlemarch: A Review

middlemarch There are limitless amounts of influences in this world. Everything from music, people, places and things can alter our way of thinking and maybe inspire us to do something new. For Rebecca Mead, her influence is author, Sara Evans, aka George Elliot. The book she is most influenced by is Middlemarch. Ms. Evans had to use an alias so that she could pursue a writing career, during a time when opportunities for woman were extremely limited.Rebecca notices that George is actually writing about her own life in the book. She points outs such clues as the lack of interest in being married, in religion and parenting. She lives with a man who has two sons. In a way, George is a rebel. Living together back in the nineteenth century was unheard of. Let’s face it, women were expected to marry and be content to stay home and have children, depending on their husbands to earn the living. Rebecca sees that she is not much different from Elliot either. She is very independent, wanting to live the way she sees fit, also writes for a living. She likes the idea of venturing out and seeing new places. Rebecca goes back to England to visit places where Sara lived and imagines how life was for her and her family. There’s a lot of information taken from letters that Sara wrote, as well as commentary from critics and people who knew her. Well written account of how one person’s life can somehow mimic ours. I think everything can be an influence, just have to choose the one that works best for you.I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review.For more info: (Author Bio)http://www.randomhouse.com/author/151387/rebecca-mead