Handbook by John Hankiewicz
Iâ€™ve found that itâ€™s just about impossible to scan only one page of one of Johnâ€™s stories and have it make any sense. So I tried to scan two pages in a row, andâ€¦ well, you tell me if it helped. This one is a collection of shorter pieces that I hadnâ€™t seen before. Thereâ€™s one about Dancing, one about Epictetus, Amateur comics and some stories about jazz and asthma. Mostly those stories really arenâ€™t about any of those things, but you mostly have to figure these things out for yourself. Go back and read any of my other reviews to see what I think of the guy. Sorry to be so predictable, but what do you want from me? When he puts out a book that doesnâ€™t make me think, doesnâ€™t include at least three things that Iâ€™ve never seen before (this one has a great quote, someone grabbing a lightning bolt and the best depiction of a small child Iâ€™ve ever seen), and looks in any way rushed, Iâ€™ll be all over it, but in a negative way. Until then, be happy that thereâ€™s someone out there whoâ€™s putting out such consistently thought-provoking work.