DonnaInk Publications congratulates author Wayne Tatum on excellent Goodreads and AMAZON reviews regarding his title, “Quarantina” – the primer to “Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained.”
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(The Magazine Plus Editorial):- Raleigh, North Carolina Feb 19, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Traditional (and Indie) publisher, DonnaInk Publications represents, author and satirist, Wayne Tatum, through their Laughingcleaver Press Imprint where Tatum’s primer “Quarantina”, to his latest release “Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained”, is in receipt of sensational reactions. One of Amazon’s Top 500 Reviewers: Mr. Grady Harp addresses Mr. Tatum’s title, as follows:
A gift from an important new Court Jester! One fine satire!
Maryland author Wayne Tatum is a comedic humorist who is making his publishing debut with QUARANTINA, a satire of the current COVID19 pandemic, a very welcome reminder that ‘life is an entertaining event where we can find humor even in today’s universe.’ He recently added a new volume ILLUSTRATED TALES FOR THE EASILY ENTERTAINED, underlining his growing status as a witty humorist who celebrates life through the use of offbeat humor.
While some may raise an eyebrow at satire about an event of the magnitude and consequences of the current global pandemic, Tatum accomplishes his mission to remind us that life is a fun event and deserves an altered view with a few laughs. His writing is so excellent that he creates what some have called a quodlibet (and whether you wish to define that musically or as an argument is up to each reader).
Refreshing in style, Tatum opens with the following: ‘In the cold silence of the Chinese winter, late in 2019, a deadly virus is released into the population of the City of Wuhan from a laboratory located within its borders. No mention of the release of the disease is made by the Chinese government. Some of the ore vigilant world governments, after hearing about a pneumonia breakout of unknown cause in Wuhan City from the World Health Organization (eventually names COVID-19, aka ‘The Wuhan Virus’; and easily-spread SARS-type disease.) managed to lessen the effects of the outbreak by quarantining citizens to stop the looming pandemic, which was stated to be worse than the Spanish flu of 1917. The Chinese government first blamed American soldiers…’ A factual introduction to the satire that follows!
On the back cover of the book, Tatum condenses the plot for us: ‘After a ‘minor’ viral type disaster from Wuhan China takes place, America shuts down daily business and all inhabitants are forced or are required in a strong fashion to self-quarantine. The Kovid family, who live somewhere in the Eastern US make the best of it through planned shopping maneuvers, family togetherness at dinnertime, and the TV set. Mom and Dad Kovid have three sons aged 17, 16, and 13. The middle son has a sweetheart named ‘Amber’, who at the beginning of the quarantine is a patient on a hospital ship, and is dying from COVID-19 when a miracle takes place. While she is comatose and surrounded by doctors, her father speaks to her, but before he leaves her for possibly the last time, he tells her that a boy named Ripp Kovid called. Her heartbeat picks up dramatically, and her eyes open. The astounded doctors believe she is now ready to be moved to hr local hospital. The story moves on from her miraculous recovery to the everyday obstacles of the Kovid’s, from bad oldie movies to a bad karaoke contest that leads to multiple hospital visits and an unexpected international enemy named ‘Daman’ who goes by the Americanized name of ‘Tom.’ The story ends in one final miracle for Amber and the last of many frustrating and coincidental run-ins with Tom.’
Wayne Tatum steps up with the courage required of a satirist and asks us to view our current status in a different manner. He is a keen observer, a wise sophist, and an exceptional satirist whose presence is genuinely welcomed. Highly recommended.
Rated 4.7 on Amazon, and 4.3 on Goodreads, Mr. Wayne Tatum, our comedic humorist, has garnered 500 rankings and over 30 reviews of “Quarantina” as his initial title release. Experiencing life through the perspectives of creative writing, home movies, music, sports, and theater, Wayne is a self-described class clown who built his voice through self-inflicted wisdom, while honing a comedic discipline. He entertained everyone who has encountered him throughout his up and down lifetime achievements, which include blues open mic sessions by way of trombone, church orchestras, and singing.
Additional book reviews include:
Five-star writing . . .
It most enjoyable read I’ve had in quite a long while!
Fantastic character development.
Captivating story arc.
True page-turner. I really loved it and will be recommending it to readers I know.
and many more . . . visit his work on AMAZON, Goodreads, Bookbub, and others to examine the readers’ opinions yourself.
About the Book (“Quarantina”): After a ‘minor’ viral type disaster from Wuhan China takes place, America shuts down daily business and all inhabitants are forced or are required in a strong fashion to self-quarantine. The Kovid family, who live somewhere in the Eastern US make the best of it through planned shopping maneuvers, family togetherness at dinner time, and the TV set. Mom and Dad Kovid have three sons aged 17, 16, and 13. The middle son has a sweetheart named ‘Amber’, who at the beginning of the quarantine is a patient on a hospital ship, and is dying from COVID-19 when a miracle takes place.
About the Book (“Illustrated Tales For The Easily Entertained”): Author Wayne Tatum’s “Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained” is a truly entertaining, provocative, experience. Tatum’s vignettes – based on his teen experiences in the then suburban/exurban community of Clinton Maryland – resonate strongly with readers who came of age in the 60s and 70s. Wayne’s coming-of-age experiences are told in vivid detail, from unique perspectives, where exhumation of fond and embarrassing memories-from-adolescence are made available for readers of all ages . . . included in the work are:
To visit Mr. Wayne Tatum on social media:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorwaynetatum
Twitter – https://twitter.com/WayneTatum15
To obtain a copy of Quarantina and Illustrated Tales For The Easily Entertained visit:
Illustrated Tales For The Easily Entertained: https://www.donnaink.com/product-page/illustrated-tales-for-the-easily-entertained-by-wayne-tatum