Friday, February 11, 2022

Review of "Cruel Shoes," by Steve Martin

 Review of

Cruel Shoes, by Steve Martin

Four out of five stars

Martin at his slanted, twisted best

This book is a collection of short stories with a humorous bent. Like most of Martin’s humor, it is twisted and logically inconsistent. Therefore, while it is not overwhelmingly funny, the stories do take you down paths towards a humorous goal that is often not apparent at the start. No one does this type of humor better than Martin and he generally does it without swearing. Which is unusual in the modern world of humor.

 While it is clear that Martin’s style of humor is not for everyone, it is something that makes you understand how wide the spectrum of comedy really is.

No comments:

Post a Comment