Rocket to Riyadh: Tales from the Terror Age: By Jason Galore By Mrz

Mar 05, 2007

I’ve seen how long the Razorcake book reviews get, and how long they normally are, and although I quite enjoyed Galore’s writing style I’m not so sure I can fill up that much space talking about it. The book is divided into four parts. The first part, entitled “The Machine Does No Good, It’s Gotta Go,” is a wonderful story that is totally Sean Carswell meets Hunter S. Thompson set against a backdrop of post 9-11 United States’ politics and day-to-day life. The rest of the book reads like a blog or journal that purposely melts prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction. To tell you the truth, I’ve never really kept a journal, I’ve never REALLY had a blog, and I’ve never been addicted to reading them, so the rest of the book kind of lost my interest. If Galore had kept the book going as he had started it by following the story with similar short stories or by continuing the web of a plot he had begun, this book might have become a quick favorite. –Mr. Z (Jason Galore is Famous, LLC, 24500 Galena Ave., Belle Plaine, MN 56011)