Friday, August 30, 2013

Dario Rivarossa, Artist and Translator, Reviews The Bottomless Bottle of Beer

Gren Spider
Dario Rivarossa

Another five-star review of my novella, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, has appeared on Amazon:
"In the beginning there was the Word," and rarely has the Word found such a captive fan as Prof. Horace Jeffery Hodges: a keen reader of both holy and horror texts, and a writer who weighs every term. Thank God, in an era like this in which words are sold in bulk! The novel -- in this version, illustrated by the well-known Surrealist and comic artist Terrance Lindall -- reinterprets the fundamental myth of Man's Fall on the basis of the Bible and western literature in what may look like a parody but, on closer inspection, is a refined tribute. Hodges is a king of puns, and his pun-theism provides here a brilliant new episode in a literary Fantasy-Christian tradition that includes Milton, Blake, Tolkien, and CS Lewis.
I suppose I must again offer full disclosure. Dario Rivarossa, another friend of mine, posted this kind review, but I do believe he means what he writes and isn't just being nice because we're friends.

Incidentally, if I'm king of puns, Dario is the emperor! He's also an artist, a translator, and an all-around Renaissance man . . .

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6 Comments:

At 2:54 PM, Blogger dhr said...

Many thanks for your kind words, Jeffery, and yes, mine were meant, absolutely! I did not admire your works because you are a friend, but vice versa :-)

And speaking of Renaissance: starting from Sept. 1 after the Summer break (true Italian rythms), daily posts on the subject - literature, religion, art, history - will be posted again in the dedicated English website Tassonomia.

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Good to know you'll be doing Renaissancy things . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:32 PM, Blogger dhr said...

Those people were born five centuries in advance, so they are properly dealt with by somebody who is born five centuries late . . .

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

But what if you are neo-Renaissancy?

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:58 PM, Blogger dhr said...

. . . literally, "born again again." I could start a Christian TV
:-D

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

How can a man be Renaissanced . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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