Rating: 1 Cup
Homo Saywhaticus is a quick and unique read. It is composed of anecdotes, short stories, ruminations, non-politically correct and off-shoot humor, some vulgarity and writing tips.
This book covers topics from dental hygiene to star-crossed lovers and states there is no point to the book. It is primarily his thoughts on varying subjects that have crossed his mind.
If you are a fan of The Howard Stern Show or the Jackass movies, then this book is right up your alley. The format of this book is random and jumps from topic to topic, very much like reading through blog posts. There is vulgarity and adult topics that may have been used for the “shock-value”, and self-deprecating comments to the reader about his work as well as commentary about his views on the writing industry in general.
For the most part, I have trouble sticking it out. Mr. Manion does have a unique way of creating vivid imagery with his word-smiting and his short stories have real quality elements that draw the reader in. There were some funny areas sprinkled within the harsh and somewhat tawdry pondering. If he were to write a full-length, flowing story with characters and plot development, I believe it could be a great story with an interesting author's "voice", and I would be one of the first to try it out.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More