- Author: Isham Cook
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0986293490
- Publisher: Magic Theater Books (17 March 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
American Rococo by Isham Cook is a wonderful collection of insightful essays on a variety of topics which touch unseen and unheard aspects. The enlightening prose delves into the bubbling issues and goes on talking about author’s understanding of things as well his own experiences.
There is a discussion on American Talisman where the topic of the overuse of smartphones has been intelligibly brought forth. There are points highlighting the Adam Walsh Act and its impact on the American Society. The light has been thrown on the issue of obesity prevalent amongst the Americans. As you go further down the line, you get to know of the luxurious Japanese baths, the author’s take on traveling and tourism, the Shakespearean literature and sexuality. The book beautifully slithers down the brink of art, literature, society, religion, music, and sexuality. It breaks free from the norms by adamantly advocating the right. The book ends on a profound note of love.
The book is a delight to the readers who are seeking stuff to feed their mind. It is a destination for the wanderers who crave to reach a certain level of cognition and intellect. The book travels from the 18th century American to the present one and so, a vagabond has a lot to find in this book. Replete with subtle narration and fluent writing style, the book doesn’t bore you. You would not find it preaching or promulgating popular beliefs or reiterating old theories. Rather it is fresh and amazing both in its content as well as expression. I am glad that I picked it up.
A big shout out to all the serious readers – Do go for this book to taste the American flavor in its fresh and refined form!
My Rating: 5/5
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About the Author
Isham Cook is an American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous, creepy, sordid. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.