Book Review: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes With OwlsDavid Sedaris

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris

David Sedaris is funny. His irreverent and can be laugh out loud funny when he pokes fun at what he’s not. The conservatives, the people with shirts that say expletives – he can go ballistic at them and make you laugh fairly hard. A series of essays that are not particularity interconnected reach their peak when he goes after these people. I love the way he describes random people he meets – we have all met them – but he brings them to life beautifully, a LOL book after a long time.

Recommendation: Must read

Book Review: The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson

The Finkler QuestionHoward Jacobson  The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson

A beautifully written book on the Jews of today – caught between the horror of yesterday and the shame of today. The human story takes center stage though –through the three central characters – two Jews and one wannabe. The humor is superb. Treslove’s character, is particularly well etched. He is the protagonist –a weak guy, full of self pity – yet Jacobson manages to get the readers on Treslove’s side – by gently poking fun at him.

Recommendation: Read