The first reviews of my politically incorrect foray into satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY, have come in—and they’re positively glowing!
In this knee-slapping dictionary for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called) and life (such as it is), I endeavor to reinvigorate satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it.
Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world!
Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s scathing satirical masterpiece, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY updates the genre to include blistering contemporary references and no small sampling of risqué humor to make adults giggle like mischievous teens.
Early Reviews of THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY
Here are my first three reviews …
“Much of society has lost its sense of humor for fear of melting the heart of the next snowflake down the road. I say, turn up the heat. It is much needed … THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY does this with wit and charm worthy of notice.” Andrew L. Foss
“THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a sardonic antidote to the trite and asinine slogans and catchphrases–the basic language–of Big Brother’s thought-control system. On one level, it’s light and witty comic relief, and beyond the playful satire, it is scathingly accurate! If you’re in need of some conscious, fun, and thought-provoking wordplay then you might start with THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY. Warning: reader may experience symptoms of higher consciousness, greater clarity, and general merriment.” Brendan D. Murphy
“I’ve never had so many belly laughs in my entire life. [This book] is absolutely witty, ‘spot on’ and I LOVE IT … THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY (Devilish as it may be) adds a quality of ‘lightness’ in bringing about such laughter. I do sincerely feel we may each gain by experiencing more and more laughs in meeting the existing chaos.” Doris Moreau
Sample Definitions from THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY
antidepressant: (n.) any of various energetic techniques for warding off parasitic friends, colleagues, and family members.
bathroom: (n.) where Americans go to argue about gender while the country goes down the toilet.
census: (n.) being counted so we can be discounted.
Dowist: (n.) blind believer in the stock market.
fanny-pack: (v.) to put on a few extra pounds during the holiday season.
global warming: (n.) result of excessive hot-air emissions by climate scientists.
hospital: (n.) where the healthy go to get misdiagnosed and the sick go to get mistreated.
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Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink painter whose work has been featured on mainstream book covers and award-winning author whose books include the international bestselling CONSCIOUS HEALING and its bestselling sequel, POTENTIATE YOUR DNA. His visionary novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction, is the coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams. Sol’s latest book, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it. Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world! Learn more about Sol’s art and writing at www.CrowRising.com.