Review: Theory of Irony: How Jesus Led to Moon Golf


Theory of Irony: How Jesus Led to Moon Golf
Theory of Irony: How Jesus Led to Moon Golf by Erik Von Norden
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a history of Western Civilization on speed. Let me first say that the author is apparently extremely intelligent and well-educated, and can spout off facts and historical references with ease. I have to only give it the 2/5 “it was ok” rating. The book reads as an unstructured rant, a merciless succession of fact-laden sentences which occasionally hint at, but never reach, an overarching point. The supposed carrot before his cart seems to be that history is nonsensical, or at least full of nonsensical happenings. This reader will stipulate.

Fun reading for anyone seeking a bird’s-eye flyover of history.

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.