The Hamster Never Sleeps
by Michael McGan
Category: Fiction / Humour
0 pages; ISBN: 0000000000
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
The world can always use laughter such as found in The Hamster Never Sleeps. It is a funny, sideways-thinking look at the world through a series of essays and poetry which open the windows of the mind and let fresh air into minds sometimes made stuffy with everyday living.
Read and let your funnybone be tickled while you wonder about life without balls for sports, pestering saints for favors, and unlikely inventions. Take a trip to Purgatory with Barbara who encounters her Aunt Thelma in a beauty shop run by an auto mechanic. Perhaps you can get a room at the Purgatory Guilton Hotel and stay the night.
While some of the subjects touched on are serious, Mr. McGan handles them with a light touch of whimsey that will make you smile even as you consider how deadly road rage is. Or if you have a phobia, you might want to respond to one of the personal ads for phobics like the hydrophobe who searches for someone who'd enjoy long walks in the desert.
Recommended reading for those who enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor touching upon societies foibles. The Hamster Never Sleeps will teach you to laugh at your own pomposities while taking a delighted look at the world as seen reflected in a funhouse mirror.