By Michael Adelberg
A pondering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising acquaintances, bumbles out and in of teenybopper romances, and makes an attempt to regulate a flamable courting together with his intended ally, who died by means of his personal hand. all of it serves to make it effortless to recollect bullies like Matt, Jack, and a few of Matt’s associates as fearsome humans to be refrained from.
Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to school to relive either their insecurities and keep in mind the attract of the bad-ass and the mean-spirited laughter that comes too simply on the cost of others. Adelberg additionally hop-scotches the final 30 years of yank popular culture with slicing wit. An eclectic mixture of the well-known and infamous—including Brittany Spears, Lou Reed, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and O.J.—are covered up for roasting. Nor does he withstand skewering an array of latest America’s sacred cows and delicate subject matters: racism, sexism, homophobia, type bias, ageism, psychological incapacity, and, in fact, bullying.
Ultimately, we're witness to the profound fight of an getting older bully who's now not particularly misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the transforming into recognition that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.
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