REVIEW: Andy Lazris — January 6th and the Millennial Horde (BOOK)
Andy Lazris’ new book is titled January 6th and the Millennial Horde. The timing of the book’s release could not be better. The book expertly marries fact and fiction about the titular event, a singular point in time in American history — in world history. To do so in a manner that is simultaneously respectful and entertaining, one has to do their utmost to present the fictitious elements in a manner feeling grounded and thoughtful. Perhaps, in some cases, even more thoughtful than the actual insertion of the reality-based content itself. For Lazris, the book is something of a third volume in a literary, thematic trilogy focusing on creative examinations and meditations on events relating to the Covid-19 era.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: https://www.andylazris.com/
“Those who demanded that we follow science proselytized just the opposite, draping us with deceptive lies and rituals that led us down a road of religious devotion, which stomped on any semblance of science and humanism,” Lazris states on the nature of what inspired January 6th and the Millennial Horde. He continues, “Those who stood on the mantle of pro-choice preached just the opposite when it came to COVID, insisting that no American should have a choice when it came to masks and vaccines and how they lived their very lives.
Those who decried the events of January 6th as being the most egregious assault on freedom and democracy in our generation simultaneously praised governors and scientists and our president for stripping Americans of their most basic constitutional rights, including that of free speech, assembly, religious worship, and the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
This kind of anger and irreverence fuels the tonality of the read itself. The story unfolds in a manner that is fast-paced and ripe with show not tell factors. The natural flow of the insertions of real-world events and information, coupled with the heightened narrative, adds a gritty flavor to the whole affair that makes everything have a sense of sardonic authenticity otherwise lacking in a read with more polished, pristine presentational qualities.
“I watched in horror as the leaders, journalists, and doctors with whom I had felt an allegiance shoved our nation into a dark abyss of theocratic absolutism. As a doctor on the front line and someone who has studied COVID and the many fantastical claims made about it by these self-proclaimed experts, I was forced to helplessly watch public health officials, TV doctors, and political leaders dismantle science and concoct a manufactured narrative of fear that left hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people dead and millions of lives ruined, breaking their Hippocratic Oath as they relied on myth and snake-oils that fed their own power at the cost of human life,” Mr. Lazris states, regarding the inspirational origins of his fictitious works taking place in the year 2020, then going forward. “…
(This) book is wantonly violent, something that may unnerve some genteel readers, but it is no more violent than the masquerade of masking, lockdowns, forced vaccinations, school closings, censorship, martial law, medical butchery in the name of science, and an Orwellian definition of misinformation with which our leaders, doctors, and media have suffocated us for over two years, destroying lives under a thin veneer of faux science.”