Book Review: Richard Melo's Happy Talk

TALK ABOUT an electric Kool-Aid acid test. Happy Talk, Portland writer Richard Melo’s new novel, is a laced tropical punch that’s one part Keseyan countercultural freewheeling, one part Beckettian absurdism, and at least a part and a half antiestablishment satire in the tradition of Joseph Heller.

Sound like your kind of cocktail? Head to PoMo’s website—or pick up the mag’s June issue—to read my full review of Melo’s surreal, comedic book.

JF