In this parody of all-knowing capitalism, Frank Holmes survived the stock market crash of 2008 by parody, forming a rock and roll band called the Cherry. He is Odysseus in his parody of Homer and Joyce. It’s PG-13. Parallel to this plot is the story of a spy, Butch Lautsky. It’s a spy novel parody defending the FBI.
Universal and evolutionary, the congress can be a lifeguard. Article I, section 10 of the US Constitutional Law is used to attempt to void state government regulations, not federal regulations.
D. L. Snow graduated from the University of California and the University of Chicago.
Intertwined with the parody are thoughts about U.S. politics, religion, events, the constitution, the state of the world, congress, etc. Words such as “rebirth” and “zen” are mentioned quite a bit throughout the book. An excerpt from Water in the Belly that speaks to the mixture of story, thoughts, writing style, is: “Sherry’s religion is the Catholic Church. We need our mythodology to let us get a foothold on the world of Homer. The dead immortal God like Zeus. The Odyssey is the story of a man who spent 10 years at war and spent in years coming home, with references to The Iliad throughout the former classic by Homer. It’s all time, the tropes of history. For Public Policy.”
It is an intellectual maze to fully come to grasp with this extensive piece of literature. Perhaps there is more artistry and genius within than what appears on the surface. Water in the Belly will be of interest to Homer’s Odyssey enthusiasts, or perhaps it is just one person’s unique and untranslated thoughts about America and how a man in the 2008 recession era can be compared to Homer’s Odyssey. Regardless, D.L. Snow certainly deserves credit for his creativity and pursuit of such a difficult task as writing this unusual 500-page novel.
-Pacific Book Review