Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh
Many of us have worked at one of those places, right? You know, that company where we are just another cog in the machine, endless hours day in day out the same thing week after week. Every once in a while, something happens to rattle the status quo, uh, but we don’t talk about that…
Yep, corporate America where numbers matter, and people don’t. Punch in punch out, yes sir no sir, keep on smiling and just maybe you’ll get a gold watch at the end. I couldn’t help but think of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall while reading this.
Todd Keisling takes quite a cynical look at the horrors of a 9 to 5, the things one must do to keep on living while we slowly die inside. Although this is a work of fiction I couldn’t help but wonder if perhaps he wasn’t writing about himself… or maybe he was writing about YOU!
Before I go, I would like to mention that the amazing cover is Todd’s design and inside you’ll find an illustration by Luke Spooner. This chapbook is well worth your time, so please do check out The Smile Factory HERE!!