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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Glitter Worthy: One Gay Guy's Eschatological Guide by Tom Beattie begins with the author's encounter with St. Peter and the frustration that it's the wrong place. The author reflects on themes related to death and features essays that are humorous, thought-provoking, and hugely entertaining. They are written in a style that is free, a voice that is chatty and lively and a farcical tone that captures the eccentricities of life with fierceness. Readers will find thoughts, reflections on death and how we live, including what we desperately hope for when this death visits. There are short stories written with streams of consciousness, stories that feature religious themes and that probe our mortality. You'll read about ghosts, angels, demons, death, funerals and a lot more.
What caught my attention when I opened this book was the humor and the witticism that permeate the writing. The humor greets the reader from the first page, with the author's unique turn of phrase. Here is one example: "I suspect this recent obsession might have something to do with the fact that I’m now a sexagenarian. (A word that starts out with great promise but ultimately fails to satisfy.) Which means I’ve completed five full innings and my game could be called anytime now." Tom Beattie is a fabulous writer who invents a style that is close to the reader's heart. At times it felt as though I was watching a stand-up comedy. Glitter Worthy: One Gay Guy's Eschatological Guide offers beautiful thoughts on what we think about death, mortality, and immortality and challenges readers to not be too serious about what they cannot control. An easy, fun, and enjoyable read.