The Restaurant Reviewer's Lament

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Publisher Description

Part love story, part dietary advice, part murder mystery. A book of lyric prose, offered without prejudice, in digestible sized portons, touching upon themes as universal as food, love, and time's passing. And funny.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
139
Pages
PUBLISHER
Richard Sanford dba Dental Records
SELLER
Rick Sanford
SIZE
11.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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Rick Sanford Shows Us the Exits

There’s a certain class of songwriter and poet that deftly finds the shard of light between the poignant and the cynical. Leonard Cohen, Weird Al, Neil Finn, Stephin Merritt and Arlo Guthrie seem like some of Sanford’s lyrical forebears; they can never resist a pun, but won’t sacrifice the twang of a heartstring or the tang of despair for a mere jape. This delightfully dark collection of poems and lyrics - some pure ballads, some elegies for lost loves, some prayers to Victorian sci-fi prophets - traces a narrator’s exploits and oscillations between the over-easy eggs and the ripe dustbins of urban life. But Sanford’s inventive voice runs through the lot, a circadian narrative from morning to midnight, as he wanders his city, more flaneur than boulevardier, a tour guide for the new Lunar Baedeker, updated for your recent visit.

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one word.

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Review of Rick’s Book

This collection of whimsical sometimes surreal poetry presents an urban landscape of absurd encounters with both food and people. As a playwright one of my teachers once said if there is a gun on stage a character has to use it. Rick definitely uses his to take the reader to the endgame of an image. The lyric quality of the work lends itself to both music and an enjoyable vocal reading.

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