Salted Plastic: Tales of Los Angeles Gentrification By Nathan Castellanos, 85 pgs.

Why use a scalpel when you have a bazooka? This Los Angeles satire uses capital letters and boldface like one of those Lyndon LaRouche tracts I used to find on the subway. I get that humor is implied in the zany character names and overwrought descriptions, but using the heaviest, meanest sledgehammer to make every point desensitized me to any charms herein, and quickly. Maybe this lack of dynamics is an intentional reflection of Los Angeles. If so, the joke’s on me, I guess. –Michael T. Fournier (Self-published)