By Doug Bratton, Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99, 256 pages
I have always been a huge fan of comic strips. They are quick and easy to read and are great when you need a good laugh. That is exactly what you get with the Deranged Stalker’s Journal to Pop Culture Shock Therapy. This book is a collection of Pop Culture Shock Therapy comics by Doug Bratton and not only provides a collection of Bratton’s most memorable strips but sets them up as if the author’s stalker and his imaginary friend are reading the comics and relating them to their own life. The comic strip is hilarious and makes reference to all different kinds of pop culture icons. The whole idea of a stalker collecting and reading these comics is a little weird and in some ways detracts from the comics themselves. What’s even weirder is that Bratton sets the story up as if it really happened and it is hard to tell whether this is true. At any rate this book is extremely funny and the comics take aim at some of America’s most well known pop culture figures. It is a very quick read and if you are looking for a good laugh then this is the book for you!
Reviewed by Nicole Will