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Book Bastard

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by: Tony Arnold
Books with a 5 star rating  (2)
Publication Date: August 3, 2020
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 286
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781387102846

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Book Synopsis
He's done it all: SWAT team chaplain, private investigator, bookstore operator and many more episodes you'll encounter in Doyce Whisanant's first collection of ribald anecdotes from his colorful life. The Dixie Whiz lets her rip on bookselling, politics, race & gender, independent retail, the snowflake generation, music, Mid-century popular culture, Tiki cocktails and a whole lot more. Volume One of the Whisanant Mythos.
Customer Comments
Posted: November 9, 2020
Customer comment 5 star rating
“Tony Arnold's Book Bastard is a bittersweet, comic tour de force by a new auteur provocateur—a novel that reads like a true life expose on the current state of liberal arts educational environments. The story, which unfolds through the rustic insights and jaded experiences of its protagonist Doyce (who gets his own exculpatory preface within), a former investigator of some sort, with outrageous opinions to spare. Besides the jeremiads against the rather obvious targets (, aliterate townies and culturally-underinformed snowflakes), we are also treated to picaresque and sometimes poignant stories of his mid-century southern upbringing.
Mostly, Book Bastard is an uplifting read, despite all its geriatric bitching, and through the final days of this small town's last good used bookstore, we get a glimpse into what was once—and perhaps still can be—right about living in this land of opportunity. We are reminded of the high standards that produced an informed society of readers, and the nation & culture it created before tracing its decline and fall through inertia, apathy and a dunderheaded obsession with digital technology.
Book Bastard is far more than a polemic against postmodernity—it is an awakening slap across the fattened jowls of a somnambulent culture on the verge of oblivion.”

Etaoin Shrdlu
Abalone Morning Tribune
Posted: November 9, 2020
Customer comment 5 star rating
"Tony Arnold cuts his literary filet mignon from only the biggest sacred cows."
About The Author
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Tony Arnold is the pseudonym of noted Exocryptobiologist and Tiki Misanthropologist Crabbe Rangoon, who is the corporate mascot of Ianez Ventures, Inc., founded by CEO Fred Ianez II, a Theoretical Classicist who also founded the Temple of Scientonomy, established as the Earthly platform for the works and teachings of the Celestial entity known as WM. Rangoon is also the author of numerous scholarly nonfiction books on Exocryptobiology under his own name. He divides his time between his south Florida stilt home and a vintage quonset hut atop Floating Rock Mountain, where he writes, frequents Chinese restaurants, and collects Oceanic artifacts, tobacco pipes, and exotic books.
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