The fur is flying Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Oct 31, 2008 at 9:41 pm
Douglas Kendall makes no apologies for his humorous books he self-publishes through iUniverse. And why should he? During a time when the economy is in crisis and people are bombarded by politics, the Pleasanton resident aims to take a more light-hearted approach on society and turn your frown upside down.
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Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Oct 31, 2008 at 9:41 pm
I picked up a copy of "Pleasantopia" earlier this year at Towne Center Books. I'm about a third of the way through, but started reading a different book so I haven't finished it yet. It is cute and enjoyable. Unfortunately there's still a need for further editing. The typos can be distracting sometimes. I had been hoping for a little more spoofing of Pleasanton politics in the book where neighborhood is pitted against neighborhood and the smallest but loudest group wins through masterful demagoguery. The mayor in Pleasantopia has been in office for a long time because no one else wants the job. That seemed unbelievable to me. Any resident can really appreciate this book though as the mental map of Pleasantopia closely matches real life.