Surreal, way beyond prime time satire Iconoclastic, politically incorrect, non linear, over the top and jam packed with losers Experimental scenarios blend humor and horror Emotionally disconnected characters shuttle between their waking and dreaming lives Superficial silliness juxtaposed with deeper, darker sociological and philosophical commentary Profane, funny ficSurreal, way beyond prime time satire Iconoclastic, politically incorrect, non linear, over the top and jam packed with losers Experimental scenarios blend humor and horror Emotionally disconnected characters shuttle between their waking and dreaming lives Superficial silliness juxtaposed with deeper, darker sociological and philosophical commentary Profane, funny fiction for adults with open minds.Please refer to the Blog Posting on the Stephen C Bird Author Profile Page for Quotes from Reviews for Any Resemblance To A Coincidence Is Accidental.
Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental Surreal way beyond prime time satire Iconoclastic politically incorrect non linear over the top and jam packed with losers Experimental scenarios blend humor and horror Emotionally disconnected ch
Masterpiece State of the union address for the concerned outsider in 2016 Hack through the thick jungle of puns and phantasmagoric wordplay, and you will laugh with characters struggling with the constraints of a stifling small town America, or with the constraints of rapidly gentrifying big city America, with micro environments where one can find casual hookups but not love Characters whose chances for love may have passed them by You will experience Facebook as you probably already experience [...]
IN short funniest satirical attack of fB and More I have ever read LOA BE my Frenimie This is Steve Birds most assessable and funniest book His last books were good, but one, or at least, I did not catch all the satire it took work This is Steve Bird for Dummies if you will easy like Sunday morning, Sure he will take you into some dark rooms disclaimer a woman is chased and set on fire with a flame thrower BUT there no way you wont laugh in the first 10 pages Like Franzens and David Edger s last [...]
A quick, but unfortunately, at least for me difficult read.I didn t dig it Why didn t I dig it Like with Night Vale podcasts, or recent Neil Stephenson novels, or bad comedians, I felt like the entire time I was being bludgeoned with self indulgence Even after only 20 pages, it was too damn much I pressed forward, but after the half way point I had to stop.Why does this happen Think about comedy teams, how at least one person provides contrast by being the straight man woman These folks know tha [...]
Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental Paperback I have read all of Mr Birds previous books and feel this is his best work yet The book has a feel of a modern day Alice in Wonderland looking at the world of social media in a very funny, bizarrre and satirical way of thinking Every time I read it, I could not wait to see what the next chapter would bring.Mr Bird is a very talented author and his writing ability is able to reach beyond all boundaries, which is truly amazing The book is als [...]
Originally gave it up on page 50 however, after pushing through I found that the book really starts up great and makes sense pass page 62 I got this as a giveaway and sometimes the language can be confusing and frustrating particularly if you are sensitive to swearing though, in my opinion the book is funny and has little hints about how you should live life in it It s like a comical self help book about people who live life on the edge and fall off the world, basically.
I will start by saying that I won this book through It was interesting but sometimes difficult to follow It s a good thing I have a decent knowledge of NYC and Upstate New York because otherwise it may have been difficult I m not sure what the author s intent was with this book regarding the LGBTQ community since there were really mixed messages.
500 Word SynopsisChapter One An anonymous female Fakebook spokesperson deconstructs sociological manifestations of popular culture, as they occur on Fakebook She ends her lecture by introducing the central character of Noloso Chushingura Chapter Two Noloso Chushingura returns to the wretchedness of Mucha Nieve and is shocked by what he sees Dreams, fantasy, nightmares and memories are his only comfort Noloso flees Mucha Nieve, crossing the border by bus into Kanuckya Chapter Three An anonymous n [...]
Stephen C Bird is back with another leap into a linguistically twisted netherworld populated by an underworld of various sex obsessed down on their luck like they ever had any basket cases, with a smattering of magickal beings and fantastick occurrences At first this book seems like it might be a bit grounded in reality than Bird s previous works, Hideous Exuberance and Castastrophically Consequential A good deal of the action takes place in towns standing in for various upstate New York locale [...]
Nope Full disclosure I received this book as a giveaway in exchange for an honest review Longest run on stream of consciousness ever Unreadable I tried to give this a fair shake and read much longer than I would have had I just come across this randomly Usually a stream of consciousness will at least have themes it runs through, or even a character of sorts to follow through their experience This was just nonsense, and after several chapters I was done trying Here s the thing, an author only get [...]
I won this book through a Giveaway.This was a bizarre and surreal satire that never focuses on any one character for too long The book jumps around from a man witnessing the murder of a woman by a group of homeless men to a woman who suddenly transports to a shrine dedicated to Bast to a redneck telling a story about a group of other rednecks who tried to hunt down a woman who had an abortion to a girl admitting through a Fakebook post that she s actually an alien to a man lamenting that his hoo [...]
I think I ll likely read this several times, as I did with Hideous Exuberance and Catastrophically Consequential As with his two earlier novels, ARTACIA is a deft collage of anguished voices, weirdly reassuring if you re as attracted alienated by social media as he is or as the opening narrator is, rather If you follow Mr Bird on Feignbook tm you ll recognize his self and other lacerating social media voice, herein dilated and sharpened and pushed as far into excess as sexual activity and other [...]
I received this book as a giveaway, and was looking forward to it, as I d heard a few things about this author s style being unique I have to agree, that the style, and story were both unique, but found that in trying so hard to be unique, and utilize satirical names, for various places celebrities shows, ultimately ended up taking away from the story line itself I also had a friend read it, to determine whether my intellect was just not up to the task at hand, or whether, they too felt torn on [...]
A most enjoyable read This book was quite different , in many aspects, from what I normally read While humorous at times, it was complimented by dark sides it was a fast read wished it could ve been longer, but I believe it s considered a novella I m hoping the author writes a longer book with similar qualities, or a full size based from this book Having mixed genres, blending together well in this small size package was a delight a new reading experience for meI d highly recommend this book I w [...]
I won this book in a giveaway This book just wasn t for me It just seemed like a sarcastic rant about everything that s wrong with the world which was enough to make it hard to get through but all the deliberate misspelling of words and changing of names made it even worse for me even though I know it was deliberate This author seems to have a following and obviously some people really like his work but it just didn t work for me at all I didn t finish the book I will pass it on to someone else [...]
winThis was a pretty good book It was one of those books that I had to get part way through before it finally hooked me A good quick read I would suggest to not give up on it till your about 80 pages in It took about that long for me to really get in it It is a good written and paced book Very enjoyable.
I received this book as a giveaway in return for an honest review I m sorry to say I couldn t get through it It was just a lot of complaining mocking and poking fun at everything, I mean everything I couldn t even find the story I found myself thinking ok I get it, you hate everything I got halfway through but it s just not for me.
Disclaimer I won this book as a giveaway I ll be honest I didn t care for it I did understand the purposeful misspellings and what not, but I guess this just went over my head Perhaps I needed to read some of the author s earlier works to get an idea of who he is and how he writes I still admire the hell out of anyone who takes the time to write a book and get it published
I received this book as part of a giveaway in exchange for an honest review.What on earth did I just try to read I guess, unlike the other reviewers, I just didn t get it I read 2 chapters and couldn t take it any.
Received a copy of the book in a promotional giveaway I was unable to finish The style just wasn t for me.
Excellent book Funny, irreverent, a must have for anyone with a sense of humor.
It s what it is, no , no less.The author tells us in a foreword that most all of the mangled words and grammar that follow are intentional Most entertaining part of the read After that it s pure cage aux folles which would prolly get wrote kaj of the falls without the humor Or clever twists Or coherence Or entertainment value So, tripe Pure unadulterated, really self absorbed tripe The estimated reading time is almost two hours That s three than it s worth.Disclaimer ARC copy from , opinions in [...]
I received this book in a giveaway.Oh boy, where do I start The font size was so large I had to hold the book so far away that my arms got tired super quickly I got a headache after reading for this book for 30 minutes.I understand the author is trying to be extreme but they could have dialed it down a little bit Why change all the names of cities I couldn t keep track of half the streets in the last bit I read because nothing made sense.I understand that this is suppose to be humorous but it si [...]
I won this book on a Kindle give away I don t think I was a good person to win it, because the style of the book is not my cup of tea It is tongue and cheek and sardonic in a stream of consciousness style I did note some clever word play and insights I am willing to pass this book on if anyone is interested Kindle version.
I received a copy of this for free through First ReadsI have no idea what I just read I powered through and read the whole thing in an afternoon, and I still have no real idea of what its about I get that the author is pissed off, but thats about all I could gather in this Also the purposeful misspellings and name changes made it nearly impossible to follow the story at all.
Full disclosure, this was a Giveaway win for me, so I feel the need to write a short review I guess it just wasn t for me All of the name changing for me was a complete distraction and it was difficult to stay focused Don t get me wrong, I am a fan of satire, maybe I just didn t get it.
Genre Rainbow Affirmation Memoir Epic Humor Satire win did finish did not yuk it up.
For the record, I am stoned as five hippies in a tree.I am an insane fan of Catastrophically Consequential I loved Hideous Exhuberance despite the wordplay which drove some readers insane.In ARTACIA, I lol ed on his first chapter on Fakebook, But further in, I began to wonder if this was a long status update with the author s unique wordplay.I can t remember all SCB s wordplay meanings, even tho I read and even memorized parts of Hideous Exhuberance which I performed to great success So It could [...]
Thank you to Stephen C Bird for sending me a copy of this book as a Giveaway.I did not like this book at all because I couldn t stand the writing style However, points to the author because the writing style is part of the message, and this book does make some astute observations about modern values specifically concerning love read as obsessions and confusion with sex sexuality , communication, and media consumption.I recommend this book for people discontented with North American social cultur [...]
Could not finish this book He states in the beginning that there are spelling and grammatical errors on purpose, but between those and the plain vulgarity, I could not muster through Since it is written with different stories woven throughout, I even tried to skip ahead to see if the profanity and vulgarity would ease up, and if so, was planning on struggling through and finishing It did not and seemed to only get worse What I did get through is trying to be satirical but comes across as just co [...]