Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Book Title: Shadows and Dreams
Author: Joseph Lucilla
Publisher: Black Cove Press
ISBN: 9780578079684

We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.
~William Howard Taft

John J. Rosko is basically anti everything, and has a bad opinion on everything and likes to talk about it to everyone. This book is his life story of sorts, with the emphasis being on him and his ideals. He loves the sound of his own voice and comes across as a pompous, arrogant person. Complaining about everything in life is his passion. The idea of anyone having a “good life” according to him is impossible. This coming from a man who insists that a man has to work to show his worth to the world, but lives a meager life so he doesn't have to work. In reading the back of the book, you make note that the main character is suppose to die, believe me you can not wait! Be warned it takes a long time for him untimely death and even then he finds things to complain about.

This book was just not for me. It was so full of blunt, rude and sometimes offensive language that I had a hard time finishing it. Say that the main character being long winded would be an under statement. Someone who is interesting in hearing someone downgrade everything and anything in life, this book is for you. Although I agree that this country is not perfect in many aspects, it is still the best to live in. Thank goodness that the author is from this country or his writing may have been banned in another. I must make a point in saying that the author's writing in itself is not bad at all, it was the subject matter and story line that I found not my cup of tea.