Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Bottomless Bottle of Beer: Reader Response

Panoramic Court Scene
Terrance Lindall

Regulars here have already seen this image, but I thought it appropriate for a blog entry dedicated to the judgment of several readers upon reading my story, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, now nearly 90 pages long with Terrance Lindall's wonderful, imaginative illustrations:
What a fantastic story! Right on a par with Alice in Wonderland! A fine blend of the ominous and the hilarious, resonant of the great classics and contemporary theoretical fads. The illustrations seem just right -- humorous, with the proper amount of spookiness. - Ji-moon Suh, professor of English literature, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

This is really quite marvelous. I liked it a LOT. The illustrations are super cool! I like everything about it. Very funny style, most excellent. - Pete Hale, physicist, Lafayette, Colorado, USA

I enjoyed the Faustian story very much. The illustrations are beautiful, very vivid and apt, reminiscent almost of Chagall. - Eli Park Sorensen, professor of humanities, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

A brilliant idea, that, to expose scientism and postmodernism through a college graduate too ignorant to recognize the devil et al. when he meets them. Bravo. - John L. Heilbron, professor of history of science, UC Berkeley (emeritus), Berkeley, California, USA

I love the wordplay, a great story that gave me chills. Part of me dies with each brick laid. - John Wells, editor, The Official Size and Weight EBeer ENews, Little Rock, Arkansas

Intriguing piece. Its humor was pretty wonderful, too. I enjoyed reading it. - Wallace Daniel, professor of Russian history, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA

Mr. Hodges writes well, really well. I liked the trial scene best. Good story! - LeRoy "Tuck" Tucker, writer, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

I enjoyed it very much! - James Vardaman, professor of European history, Baylor University (emeritus), Waco, Texas, USA

Really impressive, like Blake doing Dickens. - Philip Murray-Lawson, writer, Paris, France

I liked the illustrations and the content. It was an intriguing book in every sense. - Seong-Kon Kim, professor of English literature, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Exciting, and the illustrated version is a wonderful spinoff! - Donald M. Hassler, poet, writer, and professor of English literature, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

What fun it is! An academic's delight! - SunHee Kim Gertz, professor of English literature, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

The Bottomless Bottle of Beer! Published! With the illustrations by Mr. Lindall. Wonderful! A really amazing job. - Minyoung Hahn, illustrator and translator, Seoul, Korea

The story is very well written, clever and a treasure trove of literary allusions. Give it a read! - Sperwer, pseudonymous blogger, Seoul, Korea
Those are some of the judgments rendered on the tale and its illustrations, and no one's posted a 'judgmental' word yet. Emphasis on "yet" . . .

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At 6:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm... Jeffers ol' pal ... this post isn't tending dancherusly close to self-promotion izit?


At 8:33 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 10:28 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

All these wonderful comments!

Congratulations, Jeffery.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Carter!

Jeffery Hodges

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