Satellites: Nine Stories
Satellite is a collection of short stories by Tom Pappalardo. His nine tales cover everything from Death choosing its replacement to a gigantic dog downtown and many other exciting topics. As this master wordsmith weaves these beautiful narrations, each encompasses the two genres of Ancient Greek literature- comedy and tragedy. Pappalardo has his audience reaching for a tissue to wipe the tears of joy and sorrow. His characters are seemingly ordinary individuals confronted by the truly absurd with totally pedestrian reactions. It’s as if “un-reality” is an everyday occurrence.
This Bay Stater is a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a singer-songwriter, cartoonist, graphic designer, and author, he knows how to tell a story. This is his fifth book and his first of all short stories. His love for coffee and Massachusetts shows up regularly. Pappalardo’s book is creative, entertaining, humous, and thought-provoking. It is a fun read for fans of illogical fantasies. In my opinion, Pappalardo has penned the greatest line in literature. Without giving away too much of a spoiler, it has to do with a Basset Hound not being a terrorist threat, but one will have to read Satellite to find out.
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