Review: Dear NSA – Dear NSA by Harmon Cooper

Review: Dear NSA – Dear NSA by Harmon Cooper

Rating

4 out of 5
Overall

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Release Date: May 04, 2015
  • Pros:

    Unique form
    Entertaining and funny

  • Cons:

    May offend people in Alabama

  • Conclusion:

    Quick read and right now it's free for Kindle

First off, I want to be clear that this review is just for the title story “Dear NSA”; I will however get to the others at some point in time.

That being said, the titular story from Dear NSA: A Collection of Politically Incorrect Short Stories, is a notable piece of short fiction. It is told exclusively as a series of emails directed to the NSA by a woman named Leah. There isn’t really much of a plot, just a woman asking the government why they haven’t returned her correspondence, like she is on the bad end of a recent break-up desperately seeking some sort of contact from her former partner. The story is entertaining but short, but I don’t think that something like this would have worked in a larger form. Like cupcakes, a short story is a great place to experiment. Now I may be looking too far into it, but the story seems more like a commentary on today’s “me” mentality, as well as what is happening presently in the government. Cooper turns the distrust and disgust that the American people have for the recent actions of the NSA and twists it with a self-centered view of the world. Here is a woman in–presumably–rural Alabama talking to a government agency about her husband Chester and her day to day problems like they actually matter to a large-scale government agency. Yes what the NSA is–or was–doing is reprehensible, but to think they actually care about what the average person is doing seems delusional.

I am not sure if this is what Cooper was going for, but for me it really works as a piece that really lampoons both sides of the story. In a world where everyone is clamoring for their fifteen minutes of fame, why complain when someone is actually watching?

[amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00X51ZE0M]

Categories: Books, Short Stories
Tags: 2015, Books, comedy, satire

About Author

Brian DeLaney

Brian Alan DeLaney is a composer and co-founder of the B-Movies and E-Books Podcast. When he is not writing music he is watching movies or tv or reading comics.

Comments

  1. see it here
    see it here 26 February, 2018, 05:28

    I just want to mention I am beginner to blogs and seriously enjoyed you’re page. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You actually have amazing well written articles. Regards for sharing your blog.

    Reply this comment
  2. John Deere Repair Manuals
    John Deere Repair Manuals 28 February, 2018, 09:51

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

    Reply this comment
  3. asia web hosting
    asia web hosting 1 March, 2018, 22:14

    Apple now consists of Rhapsody as an application, which is a Wonderful begin, nonetheless it is previously hampered by the inability toward store regionally upon your iPod, and is made up of a dismal 64kbps bit price. If this changes, then it will rather negate this comfort for the Zune, still the 10 music for each thirty day period will nevertheless be a substantial in addition within just Zune Pass’ desire.

    Reply this comment
  4. John Deere Service Manuals
    John Deere Service Manuals 1 March, 2018, 23:35

    Oh my goodness! a fantastic post dude. Many thanks Nonetheless I am experiencing trouble with ur rss . Don’t know why Struggling to subscribe to it. Perhaps there is anyone obtaining identical rss issue? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

    Reply this comment
  5. hi
    hi 2 March, 2018, 00:13

    I don’t know whether it’s just me or if
    everybody else experiencing problems with your site. It
    appears as though some of the text on your content are running off the screen.
    Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening
    to them as well? This could be a problem with
    my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before.

    Many thanks

    Reply this comment
  6. http://chicagoseoservice.org
    http://chicagoseoservice.org 2 March, 2018, 00:52

    It is truly a nice and helpful piece of info. I¡¦m glad that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply this comment
  7. brandsfavor.com
    brandsfavor.com 2 March, 2018, 06:45

    Thank you, I’ve recently been looking for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I’ve came upon so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you certain in regards to the supply?

    Reply this comment
  8. blast cube
    blast cube 2 March, 2018, 07:08

    I consider something genuinely special in this web site.

    Reply this comment
  9. www.cupe403.com
    www.cupe403.com 2 March, 2018, 09:07

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been running a blog for? you made running a blog look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content material!

    Reply this comment
  10. effortlessrun.com
    effortlessrun.com 2 March, 2018, 10:18

    I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks , I¡¦ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

    Reply this comment
  11. agapecare.net
    agapecare.net 2 March, 2018, 17:12

    hello there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked up
    something new from right here. I did however expertise several
    technical points using this website, since I experienced to reload
    the website many times previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will very
    frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your
    high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot more of your
    respective fascinating content. Ensure that you update this again soon.

    Reply this comment
  12. blackfloortiles.com
    blackfloortiles.com 2 March, 2018, 21:09

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

    Reply this comment
  13. blast cube
    blast cube 2 March, 2018, 21:33

    Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    Reply this comment
  14. https://www.facebook.com/Elitepetsitting/
    https://www.facebook.com/Elitepetsitting/ 3 March, 2018, 16:54

    Omaha, NE canine strolling and cat sitting.

    Reply this comment
  15. viagra
    viagra 3 March, 2018, 18:32

    Can I simply say what a comfort to uncover a person that genuinely understands what they are talking about over the internet. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people must look at this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular given that you definitely possess the gift.

    Reply this comment
  16. product related services meaning
    product related services meaning 4 March, 2018, 03:34

    If you happen to be even now upon the fence: seize your most loved earphones, brain down towards a Simplest Acquire and request towards plug them into a Zune then an iPod and perspective which one particular seems far better in direction of your self, and which interface helps make on your own smile far more. Then you can comprehend which is directly for oneself.

    Reply this comment
  17. http://gocollegestudents.com
    http://gocollegestudents.com 5 March, 2018, 02:31

    A lot of thanks for all your efforts on this web site. My daughter enjoys getting into internet research and it’s really simple to grasp why. Many of us notice all regarding the compelling tactic you render valuable solutions via this website and even attract participation from other individuals on this concept while our own girl has always been discovering a lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You are carrying out a powerful job.

    Reply this comment
  18. http://guardianassetadvisor.com
    http://guardianassetadvisor.com 5 March, 2018, 04:07

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

    Reply this comment
  19. отели пунта кана
    отели пунта кана 5 March, 2018, 06:08

    Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    Reply this comment
  20. http://www.leimariadapenha.info
    http://www.leimariadapenha.info 5 March, 2018, 06:56

    Great website! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am taking your feeds also

    Reply this comment
  21. сезон в доминикане
    сезон в доминикане 5 March, 2018, 10:36

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

    Reply this comment
  22. blast cube
    blast cube 5 March, 2018, 18:22

    I gotta bookmark this web site it seems handy handy

    Reply this comment
  23. ircyb.org
    ircyb.org 5 March, 2018, 22:29

    Great write-up, I¡¦m normal visitor of one¡¦s blog, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a long time.

    Reply this comment
  24. http://faturaodemeleri.com
    http://faturaodemeleri.com 6 March, 2018, 00:02

    I cling on to listening to the news broadcast lecture about receiving free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?

    Reply this comment
  25. oil tank removal nj
    oil tank removal nj 6 March, 2018, 01:03

    Oil tank removing in NY or CT doesn’t take lengthy.

    Reply this comment
  26. chic punta cana
    chic punta cana 6 March, 2018, 02:24

    Excellent weblog here! Also your website rather a lot up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link on your host? I want my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Reply this comment
  27. http://poia.info
    http://poia.info 6 March, 2018, 04:00

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually recognize what you’re speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally discuss with my site =). We could have a hyperlink trade agreement between us!

    Reply this comment
  28. http://minneapolisseoservice.org
    http://minneapolisseoservice.org 6 March, 2018, 05:48

    You are a very smart individual!

    Reply this comment
  29. www.rim1.org
    www.rim1.org 6 March, 2018, 05:49

    Thanks , I have recently been looking for info approximately this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you positive concerning the source?

    Reply this comment
  30. http://www.ministry-health.info
    http://www.ministry-health.info 6 March, 2018, 06:10

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

    Reply this comment
  31. industrial revolution 4.0
    industrial revolution 4.0 6 March, 2018, 07:30

    Sorry for the large critique, but I’m definitely loving the fresh Zune, and anticipate this, as well as the Good testimonials some other men and women consist of prepared, will support yourself choose if it’s the instantly determination for yourself.

    Reply this comment
  32. real estate listings mls
    real estate listings mls 6 March, 2018, 07:49

    This is getting a little bit further more subjective, however I considerably favor the Zune Current market. The interface is colorful, is made up of additional aptitude, and some interesting attributes together with ‘Mixview’ that permit by yourself instantly see very similar albums, music, or other consumers identical toward what you’re listening toward. Clicking upon 1 of individuals will heart upon that products, and an additional set of “neighbors” will appear into see, permitting you to navigate in the vicinity of looking into as a result of identical artists, songs, or people. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is additionally very good fun, letting on your own discover other people with shared choices and turning into friends with them. On your own then can pay attention to a playlist made based mostly upon an amalgamation of what all your pals are listening in direction of, which is additionally thrilling. These worried with privacy will be relieved in the direction of realize your self can stay away from the community versus looking at your unique listening habits if you as a result just take.

    Reply this comment
  33. blast cube
    blast cube 6 March, 2018, 12:21

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

    Reply this comment
  34. internet attorney in new jersey
    internet attorney in new jersey 6 March, 2018, 17:11

    996716 381029They call it the self-censor, basically because youre too self-conscious of your writing, too judgmental. 639080

    Reply this comment
  35. social media management
    social media management 6 March, 2018, 17:24

    147159 651597How can I attract much more hits to my composing weblog? 207284

    Reply this comment
  36. www.vesinhcongngiep.com
    www.vesinhcongngiep.com 6 March, 2018, 19:26

    I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Studying this information So i¡¦m happy to show that I’ve a very excellent uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot certainly will make sure to do not omit this web site and provides it a glance on a relentless basis.

    Reply this comment
  37. Pedro Chastant
    Pedro Chastant 6 March, 2018, 20:19

    The fresh new Zune browser is surprisingly optimistic, yet not as superior as the iPod’s. It works perfectly, nevertheless isn’t really as quick as Safari, and is made up of a clunkier interface. If your self once in a while system upon taking the world-wide-web browser which is not an issue, nevertheless if you happen to be planning to go through the net alot against your PMP then the iPod’s much larger show and better browser might be considerable.

    Reply this comment
  38. Skrota bilen
    Skrota bilen 8 March, 2018, 15:19

    904738 706367Hi. Thank you for producing this web site . I m working on betting online niche and have discovered this web site utilizing search on bing . Will likely be positive to appear far more of your content . Gracias , see ya. :S 544465

    Reply this comment
  39. Clash Royale Free Gems
    Clash Royale Free Gems 8 March, 2018, 19:28

    Thank you for writing this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment. I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Facebook. Thanks again for a great post!

    Reply this comment

Write a Comment