Boothby's choices in writing make this issue a particularly worthy addition to your collection. The story exemplifies an understanding of the characterization and the morality play. Homer naturally would have no problem taking down Flanders, or numerous Springfieldians. Unless caught in a fit of rage, he would also naturally stay his hand if the target was a family member, and that is why Boothby picks the most innocent of potential targets. That is what makes Homer's simple struggle to be human so rewarding. He has no investment in the character. He simply does the right thing because it is the right thing. Read Full Review
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