When I started studying stand up comedy, my professor told me, there´s no harder task than to make someone laugh. After all if you want to cry you can use a good onion and it will make you cry, but there´s no vegetable that can make you laugh. So we need to cherish those who make us laugh.
And what´s most important, not everybody laughs at the same things. In the case of Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth by JD Smith I was not fully engaged to it and failed to laugh from what I read, but I can see some other people laughing wholeheartedly at the texts. I guess I am not the target. After all, I did not like the Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy. So, what I am going to do instead of talking why I did not like the book, I´ll talk about what I saw there. JD Smith is clearly very creative and loves writing absurdity, and with that comes the risk of not being mainstream.
It can be a great gift but you need to handpick the recipient of it. It´s not for everybody. As I said, if you know that the Hitchiker´s Guide is in someone´s shelf. You have a sure bet there. This is a great gift.
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Cassowary Press (March 1, 2013)
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