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Deadpan: A Novel

5 Star Review



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Editorial Book Review:

By David McCarthy


"Deadpan: A Novel" by Richard Walter is a deeply funny and biting satire that attacks carelessness and bias in a very funny way. A West Virginia Buick owner who is a little anti-Semitic wakes up one morning as the world's most famous Jewish comedian. Walter's magical realism-based fantasy story is a wild ride for fans. This is the start of a fun and interesting story. A surprise change takes place.


"Deadpan" takes place in many places without any problems. It starts in the hills of West Virginia and goes to the bright lights of Las Vegas, the political halls of Washington, D.C., and the unstable landscapes of Tehran and Sinai. A lot of the people in Walter's story are based on real people, like Sarah Palin, Mel Brooks, and the Shah of Iran. The story is now more interesting and hard to understand.


This book is about some of the most important issues we face today, like identity, hatred, and tribalism. Things that happen to the main character in this book are both funny and sad. This shows how silly bias is and how humor can help. The Buick dealer's story turns into a powerful look at human strength and humanity as he gets used to his new job as a comic.


It's a satirical gem called "Deadpan" that makes fun of all kinds of antisemitism and bigotry and also shows how laughter can heal and bring people together. Walter writes funny and smart stories with real people that are easy to remember. The magical realism in the book gives the story a special touch, which makes it fun to read and thought-provoking about problems in society.


In "Deadpan," Richard Walter writes a book that is both a sharp attack on hate and a happy celebration of individuals. Anyone who reads this will laugh out loud and think deeply about what it means to be human and how important it is to accept that. Read this book if you like funny stories that show the good in people even when they're breaking.



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