New York Magazine

17. Read Everything Abridged

- Zany. carl rosen

Overlook Press.

Dennard Dayle’s 17 speculativ­e tales, girdled by a

Devil’s Dictionary of 501 satiric definition­s (literary, political, what-have-you), are by turns prescient of our anxious, conspiracy-fraught times and mournful of majestic worlds to come ruined by all too familiar hatreds. But the post-WWIII stand-up riffs? Truly funny stuff.

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