Short Story Version of "Bottomless Bottle" Mentioned in Review
The writer Mike Chivers has posted a short, mostly positive review of Emanations: Second Sight, and he briefly mentions the short story version of "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer":
Fictional highlights include . . . "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer," a Bulgakovian satire carried out with aplomb by Horace Jeffery Hodges.With "aplomb." Sounds positive, but let's check the online Free Dictionary:
Self-confident assurance; poise. (American Heritage)Positive terms . . . I suppose, though etymologically, the word could imply that I carried out the satire as if with a lead weight:
equanimity, self-confidence, or self-possession (Collins English Dictionary)
French, from Old French a plomb, perpendicularly : a, according to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + plomb, lead weight (from Latin plumbum, lead). (American Heritage)The word "plumber" has the same root . . . and I've learned to form a new expression: "Bulgakovian."