Tall Tales of Felony and Failure: A Buddy Comedy

Having just read Warren Haustrumerda’s debut book, Tall Tales of Felony and Failure, my mind keeps telling me to sum it up with a single phrase.  A complete reversal of the “life is pretty bad sometimes, but you can sometimes find peace” stylings of Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse Five, one can corrupt an oft repeated phrase from it and capture the essence of Tall Tales perfectly:  Nothing is Beautiful and Everything Hurts.  Upon finding that particular phrase with which to launch the rest of my thoughts about the book from, everything fell into place quickly.

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