Don't Pet the Sharks is the humorous, sometimes snarky, sometimes whimsical and occasionally sentimental long-overdue follow-up to The Solid Green Birthday Other Fables. Focusing more on every day life on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona Lowell applies his economical style to everything from birds that seem to have forgotten how to fly ("Hawaii: Island of Ridiculous Running Birds") to creepy otherworld experiences ("The Thing in the Jungle") to bizarre, unexplained traffic ("The Town That Eats Cars"). Lowell also tackles politics, cats, technology, religion, women, aging and the unquestioned insanity of life in his quick, insightful way. There are sixty-one pieces in all, making this an entertaining, diverse and yet unforgettable read.
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February 01, 2010
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