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Rorschach s Ribs Escher Smallwater can t sleep in That s the least of his problems Two years shy of thirty and recently laid off from his job in advertising Escher has a lot to deal with in his life right now Forced

  • Title: Rorschach's Ribs
  • Author: Marcus Eder
  • ISBN: 9780982019825
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rorschach's Ribs By Marcus Eder, Escher Smallwater can t sleep in That s the least of his problems Two years shy of thirty and recently laid off from his job in advertising, Escher has a lot to deal with in his life right now Forced to make some changes since losing his job, his lifestyle is gone and suddenly the American Dream seems like a nightmare As Corporate Charlie bares his darker side byEscher Smallwater can t sleep in That s the least of his problems Two years shy of thirty and recently laid off from his job in advertising, Escher has a lot to deal with in his life right now Forced to make some changes since losing his job, his lifestyle is gone and suddenly the American Dream seems like a nightmare As Corporate Charlie bares his darker side by way of recessions and hiring freezes, Escher has found himself with time to reassess his life, and he s mad as hell He will never be a rock star or date a supermodel He doesn t get carded at bars any, teenagers now think of him as creepy, and he prefers VH1 over MTV He s never been in love, his career path has essentially disappeared and somehow, he and his neighbors have inadvertently become the drug kingpins of St Louis A life once filled with Ikea catalogs and cubicles now consist of consumer guerillaism, lesbian strippers and a gold toothed thug named Mo Mo All this and an impending high school reunion Maintaining a sense of humor while exploring the darker side of contemporary culture, Rorschach s Ribs explores what happens when the first generation destined to do worse than their parents grows old and starts questioning the American Dream Through an eccentric, colorful cast of characters and a sharp cynical wit, Rorschach s Ribs delves into a world of layoffs, recessions, target markets and the underbelly of capitalism.

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    1. I actually rate this book as 3.5 stars The setting is the midst of the dot bust, but it has correlations with and relevance today with America s economic meltdown This is also a good exploration of the myth and meaning of the American Dream, through a variety of characters The ending was an exceptional closing to the novel.There were only two minor points that reduced my rating One, I felt that there were some anachronisms Assuming this is the period or height of the dot burst, the ipod would ba [...]

    2. Already being familiar with Marcus Eder s music with the band Strawfoot if you haven t heard them, check out Strawfoot s music on Myspace music and then thank me later , I was eager to get my hands on his first novel, Rorschach s Ribs I had read some of Eder s shorter pieces and enjoyed his style Given my familiarity with his creative output, I expected to thoroughly enjoy Rorschach s Ribs and was not disappointed Escher Stillwater, the novel s protagonist, finds himself unemployed Escher and hi [...]

    3. No thank you.It was a struggle to decide to keep reading after reaching the end of part 1 There was nothing likable, or memorable, or even semi interesting about any of the characters The whole anti consumerism line was so pretentious that I hoped it was being so heavy handed ironically it wasn t Everything seemed like it could come from a hipster grab bag of fake angst Corporate Charlie , fuck Starbucks , bad poetry, bad tattoos, rallying against the MTV generation while idolizing Kurt Cobain, [...]

    4. This book is Gen X meetswell something I m not sure what the author intentions were other than to populate the book with loads of places and types of people that will be recognizable to those of us in St Louis And this did make the book loads of fun 4 stars is probably a little generous as pacing is not this book s forte I can almost hear some guy in the back of a writing workshop saying dude, you ve got to the give the book a Big Finish or you ll never get a publisher Still well worth a read fo [...]

    5. It started out promising but lost its way throughout The end seemed hastily wrapped up and ripped from movies, no originality what so ever Escher never quite became a lovable or intriguing stoner character He seemed like a bitter slacker who was fortunate enough to be surrounded by people with real depth but for some reason got a story written about himself instead of those deserving of a plot line But that doesn t really matter anyway I guess, poor characters get poor stories in this un fulfi [...]

    6. Enjoyable enough, but had me recalling Fight Club numerous times Add in a bevy of typos, and it was just too distracting.

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