☉ Holidays on Ice PDF / Epub ❤ Author David Sedaris – Thantai68.info

Holidays on Ice So it might be a little cruel of me to review a book about Christmas when Christmas is off most of our radars, but, hey, there s still snow on the ground where I live so I m allowing myself this review Like most people, I have often laughed at the strange humor David Sedaris illuminates in his past books, Naked being the funniest, IMO When I was given a copy of HOLIDAYS ON ICE I knew what I was about to get into, so it sat on my shelves for a few months On a whim, I plucked it from the mass o So it might be a little cruel of me to Holidays on Ice puts David Sedaris on ice Why Because, aside from one inclusion, this is a collection of short fiction, where as when Sedaris is riffing on real life in his autobio journal work, the man is on fire David Sedaris is best listened to rather than read, in my opinion I always go the audiobook route with him, because he narrates them himself, adding in all the oh so necessary inflection, as well as some hilarious renditions of his parents and, one of my favorites, Billie Holiday B Holidays on Ice puts David Sedaris on ice Why Because, aside from one inclusion, this is a collection of short fiction, where as when Sedaris is riffing on real life in his autobio journal work, the man is on fire David Sedaris is best listened to rather than read, in my opinion I always go the audiobook route with him, because he narrates them himself, adding in all the oh so necessary inflection, as well as some hilarious renditions of his parents and, one of my favorites, B An Alternative Cover Edition For This ISBN Can Be Found HereDavid Sedaris S Holiday Collection Is New Again With Six Pieces, Including A Never Before Published Story Along With Such Favorites As The Diaries Of A Macy S Elf And The Annals Of Two Very Competitive Families, Are Sedaris S Tales Of Tardy Trick Or Treaters Us And Them The Difficulties Of Explaining The Easter Bunny To The French Jesus Shaves What To Do When You Ve Been Locked Out In A Snowstorm Let It Snow The Puzzling Christmas Traditions Of Other Nations Six To Eight Black Men What Halloween At The Medical Examiner S Looks Like The Monster Mash And A Barnyard Secret Santa Scheme Gone Awry Cow And Turkey. Find all of my reviews at you follow my reading, you re probably wondering what the hell could have happened to make me rate a Sedaris selection less than every Star Well, lemma tell ya Although I was aware that this is a collection of items pulled from other Sedaris books, many may not so it will appear to be a money grabwhich it totally is I don t really care, though, since 1 I got it from the library so it cost me Just the kind of book to get me into the spirit of Christmas no sarcasm intended. 2.5 to 3 stars rounded up to 3 on the official rating to give Sedaris the benefit of the doubt I did not enjoy this quite as much as previous Sedaris titles I have read While it contained the cynicism I have come to expect from him, it seemed to overpower the humor a lotthan usual So, instead of being amused, I was left feeling uncomfortable Also, since this is a much shorter compilation of holiday related stories, it did not have the full satisfaction of one of his full length books 2.5 to 3 stars rounded up to 3 on the official rating to give Sedaris the benefit of the doubt I did not enjoy this quite as much as previous S I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason Until now, I ve never read anything by either of them, but I can t remember who it is that everyone seems to hate Sedaris Eggers Both I had planned to read this a year ago, but forgot I had it I thought I d better read it now during the holidays so I wouldn t have to wait another year to get to it I can never watch Christmas movies or read holiday stories when it s not Christmas it s depressing.Anyway, this was a perfect I always get David Sedaris and Dave Eggers confused for some reason Until now, I ve never read anything by either of them, but I can t remember who it is that everyone seems to hate Sedaris Eggers Both I had planned to read this a year ago, but forgot I had it I thought I d better read it now during the holidays so I wouldn t have to wait another year to get to it I can never watch Christmas movies or read holiday stories when it s not Christmas it My mother was a little crazy She saw people looking through our windows, heard them whispering under our porch, spotted private family conversations in the newspaper, unexpectedly screamed profanity at people who looked suspicious sometimes while we were in a restaurant or some other very public location , and thought the writing on trucks and other vehicles that passed us on the road were coded messages just for her It was a bit creepy.My father didn t help Rather than acknowledging my mo My mother was a little crazy She saw people looking through our windows, heard them whispering under our porch, spotted private family conversations in the newspaper, unexpectedly screamed profanity at people who looked suspicious sometimes while we were in a restaurant or some other very public location , and thought the writing on trucks and other vehicles that passed us on the road were coded messages just for her It was a bit creepy.My father didn t help Rather than acknowledging my mother was crazy she had paranoid schizophrenia, which I didn t know until my late teens , he said she was nervous This verdict suggested her visions were normal, and to my young mind, validated the notion that there were indeed people peeking into the house It made me rather skittish.However, as a bright side to my mother s fickle mental state, she was brilliant and often savagely funny when lucid Form letters letters sent at Christmas generally boasting of a family s all To the tune of Frosty the Snowman Da vid Se darisWas a writer oh so drollWith a quirky style and take on lifeThat will put you on the floor.Da vid Se darisWrites the weirdest stuff you ll seeAbout the Chr After reading the first short story, I thought this was going to be a delightful book SantaLand Diaries, after all, had me rolling down the isle of the plane on which I was reading it Okay, I was just giggling constantly with frequent bursts of loud laugher interspersed No rolling, but still very humiliating on the whole At any rate, I came home in a dither to read the other stories as well Ugh Appalling Not a single chuckle among them Worse, they were gross, often offensive and I d After reading the first short story, I thought this was going to be a delightful book SantaLand Diaries, after all, had me rolling down the isle of the plane on which I was reading it Okay, I was just giggling constantly with frequent bursts of loud laugher interspersed No rolling, but still very humiliating on the whole At any rate, I came home in a dither to read the other stories as well Ugh Appalling Not a single chuckle among them Worse, they were gross, often offensive and I don t get offended , and even horrific at times It was beyond black humor, to just being black dark, dismal, disgusting No humor there I was most sincerely disappointed The only other story that had even the sligh


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