Mario V Farina has worked all his life, from age 18 to 90. He worked for the American Locomotive Company, served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was employed at General Electric. He taught computers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving his position with RPI, he became employed with the State Labor Department of New York. He’s a car buff, a pun creator, and a computer enthusiast. He wrote textbooks for the programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN and wrote a book of puns and short stories called, “A Little Light Reading,” as well as over 20 other books. Several of his books were translated into other languages. This is his first foray into the world of digital publishing, with the help of his computer tutor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
on Sep. 04, 2017 :
Puns can be found everywhere, from Edgar Allen Poe to the Hebrew Bible, making them perfectly respectable no matter what the literary snobs may think.
This is a nice collection. Like the baseball player who took his pet snake to the game, it's mostly mitt and hiss. [That's a line from one from one of my own books so don't anybody steal it.]
Works best if read a few at a time.
(review of free book)