Monday, November 07, 2016

Benjamin Hale's Great American Novel

Okay, full disclosure. I grew up in the Arkansas Ozarks with Ben's father, Pete, and I remember Ben from the time he was only a few weeks old, so I can't be entirely unbiased in my praise for this great American, novel, but it is a great American novel and will one day be recognized as such.

Not that everyone should read it. Bruno chooses to bite the big apple through daring to eat a peach: Milton's apple, Eliot's peach. Through that fall from the forest, Bruno entered the fallen realm of the human, where he walked among us and lived like us . . . in every way.

That will prove terribly disturbing to some readers, so if you need a trigger warning, consider this it: Not Recommended For Women and Children.

There . . . if that line don't fetch them, I don't know Arkansaw!



At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fully agree with you Jeff, Ben's novel is a great read. As is your own Bottomless Bottle of Beer.


At 4:10 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Jay. Speaking of the BBB, as for those of you who have read it and loved it five-stars' worth, feel free to show that five-star love in a customer review at the Amazon site.

Jeffery Hodges

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