In Case of Emergency Only
You know why I love Souther’s books? It’s because there’s usually a little bit of everything in there. You have poetry, gag strips, short stories and sketches, all bound together with obvious love. In this case I mean that almost literally, as it’s obvious that it took some serious time and dedication to put this book together. In here are some robots, bugs, aliens and an exploding statue. I know it sounds like a cop-out, but I really don’t like reviewing his books, as I’d much rather just sit back and let whichever issue I’ve just read wash over me. Is that laziness in a reviewer? Probably. But do I really still have to convince anybody that they need to check this guy out whenever and wherever they can? If you’re looking for a start-to-finish story, well, Souther probably isn’t your man. If you don’t mind wandering a bit and appreciating whatever you get without placing preconceived notions on a book, then you couldn’t do any better than this guy.