Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Another positive review for The Bottomless Bottle of Beer!

Another good review of The Bottomless Bottle of Beer has appeared on the Amazon site:
Temptation and the decision making process are part of our everyday lives. How we decide to choose from right and wrong is what defines us, as an individual, spouse, and a member of society.

The Bottomless Bottle of Beer (BBB) is a rich story that follows a man who is trying to kick his drinking habits, but decides to have just one last beer. In his quest to find that one last heavenly beer, he finds himself in a dark hidden bar that will ultimately test his strength. Mr. Em, the proprietor of the bar has much darker intentions than just serving a simple bottle of beer. The connection in the early chapters to Genesis Chapter 3 is remarkable, which paves the narrative for the rest of the story, how to overcome the sin of making a deal with an unscrupulous “being”, and conquer temptation.

Dr. Hodges brilliantly takes the reader through the struggles of the protagonist, and the steps to regain control of his life, with his wife and a suspicious attorney, Daniel Webster. The pure beauty of this novella lies within the didactic humor of Dr. Hodges' storytelling, historical knowledge, and linguistic talent.

This novella is highly recommended.
Many thanks for the positive review. I hope readers will also spread the word . . .

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At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read Amazon reviews carefully before deciding on a purchase, and I am suspicious of all 5-star reviews,particularly those that ae either brief or sound like they were written by a professional reviewer. You might consider asking a few readers to leave 4-star reviews that are about a oaragraph long with a trivial gripe added to justify the less than perfect rating. Reader-reviewers might also tantalize buyers with a memorable line or two showcasing your dry wit.


At 7:47 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Unfortunately, my story is perfect . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Sridhar Chandrasekaran said...

You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging journey.

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Hmmm . . . thanks.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:20 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...


At 1:27 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

I disagree, Sonagi. How can one not read BBB and give it less than five stars?

By the way, have you read any marketing studies to support your views, or here are you speaking as an independent expert, or perhaps as a professional reviewer?

Moreover, are you suggesting that Professor Hodges should coach his reviewers? Hmmm... I am no expert, of course, but I believe that most people would consider that "a big no-no".

At 4:19 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks for blogging on the review, Carter.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:25 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

On Sonagi's advice . . . I don't know if would work or not, but I would never tell people what to write.

By the way, I think you meant to say:

"How can one read BBB and not give it five stars?"

Not that I would tell you what to write . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:50 PM, Blogger Shannon Hodges said...

Someday I'd like these type of reviews.

Shannon Hodges

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

You'll get there, Shan. A full-length novel is a lot more demanding than a novella . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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