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Don’t Be a Summer Reading Scofflaw!

Summer Reading

We’re certainly not opposed to heavy reading around here, but let’s face it – Fourth of July week is not the time to be diving into some deep tome about man’s place in the universe or the long, thankless slog of birth, school and work that most people endure before succumbing to an unremarkable and wholly unforgettable death. That kind of stuff will get you hauled off the beach by the Summer Beach Reading Patrol in a skinny minute.

Instead, it’s a time for reveling in the things that make America the amazing place it is – wacky religious movements, Elvis impersonators, Dumpster diving, badass gay Marines (and their crossdresser friends), Nirvana, sultry redheads, law studentFreakCover (2) strippers and diets consisting mainly of fast food!

And where can you find all those things? Why, right where you found this – with us good folks at Codorus Press. So when you’re tempted to tote that 500-page biography of Hubert Humphrey out onto the sand, think again and go for a fine Codorus Press title instead – all of which, incidentally, are available in the very beach-friendly Kindle format.

Oh, and don’t forget – not long after the extended holiday weekend we’ll be adding more fun to the mix with the release of Tom Joyce’s debut novel The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report, full of con artists, carnies, pagan idolaters, faerie folk and other all-American literary elements.

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Some Love for the Shaman

The Codorus Press gang just got word today of a great review of Wayne Lockwood’s Acid Indigestion Eyes: Musings and Essays on Generation X, courtesy of the fine folks at The Compulsive Reader.

Wayne, of course, is the founder and shaman of this happy tribe we call Codorus Press. Acid is a collection of 65 of his newspaper columns from his days as a nationally syndicated Generation X columnist in the early 1990s.

Reviewer Sara Hodon says:

“Lockwood’s writing is just the right mix of snark, sarcasm, and cynical observational humor to make it universally relatable to readers. He’s the type of writer that points out the common everyday occurrences that happen to all of us, and as you read you find yourself slowly realizing, “Hey…that happened to me, too!” All at once he is able to capture what makes us all more alike than we think at first. Who hasn’t had the horror of realizing that yes, we are becoming our parents? Or that (gasp!) we may have to find a job that has nothing to do with the successful career we always dreamed of or the schooling we paid thousands of dollars for?

“Lockwood is not pretentious—he doesn’t try to pass himself off as cooler than anyone else. I get the impression that what you read is what you get—he’s this writer earning a living putting sentences together about the world he’s living in.”

You can read the complete review here.

Thanks to Sara for the great review! Read more of her work here.

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