{The War Against Assholes: Sam Munson}

I received this book for free from Wunderkind PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{The War Against Assholes: Sam Munson}The War Against the Assholes by Sam Munson
Published by Saga Press on June 16, 2015
Genres: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, fantasy, Friendship, Paranormal, Social Issues, YA Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 272
Format: ARC
Source: Wunderkind PR
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1 Stars

Contemporary fantasy meets true crime when schools of ancient sorcery go up against the art of the long con in this stunningly entertaining debut fantasy novel.

Mike Wood is satisfied just being a guy with broad shoulders at a decidedly unprestigious Catholic school in Manhattan. But on the dirty streets of New York City he’s an everyman with a moral code who is unafraid of violence. And when Mike is unwittingly recruited into a secret cell of magicians by a fellow student, Mike’s role as a steadfast soldier begins. These magicians don’t use ritualized rote to work their magic, they use willpower in their clandestine war with the establishment: The Assholes.

{My Thoughts} – I have read about halfway through this book and am still having problems with the structure in which it is written. I don’t know how to get past all the short snipped sentences. I don’t know how to get use to the lack of appropriate punctuation and the fact that the book is simply lacking in other ways I just cannot seem to fathom at this point.

Based on what I have read is that Mike is the main character and he gets into a scuffle that leaves one of the schools bully’s rather beaten up because he managed to catch him off guard. Once he is through beating this guy up he encounters the schools outsider Hob. Hob gives him a little green book and tells him to read it but not out in the open. As he reads the book he starts to try and understand the content within its pages.

It appears to be a book about how to perform magic tricks and deliver them flawlessly. However, I haven’t really gathered much more from what I have read because the sentence structure and the means in which it is written makes me want to put the book down and never look at it again. I am sure that others may enjoy this book, just the way it is, but it isn’t my kind of book and I know that one may not always enjoy each book they read, but this book makes me want to stuff it away.

I was really hoping this book would be more in depth as to how to deal with people that aren’t so kind and in a logical manner dish out some sort of advice. However, because I am having issues reading it I don’t think I will ever fully know what the book is about and at this point I am okay with that. There are very few books that I have received for review that I haven’t been able to fully engage in and this is one of them. I do wish the author nothing but success in the future and I hope that others that rad this book may find some appeal in the style, it just isn’t a written style that is meant for me.