This is a wonderful insightful how-to-book primarily directed at non-fiction writers. I found much of the clear advice also applies equally writers ofThis is a wonderful insightful how-to-book primarily directed at non-fiction writers. I found much of the clear advice also applies equally writers of every form. Ten timelless tips for writers emerge providing simple understandable guidelines for how to write well. A wonderful inspiring manual that I'm sure to consult frequently. A must read for writers....more
John Rachel’s second book follows his first in a lyrical musical rhythm, with a beat, and the contrapuntal symphony of introspective dancing words. ThJohn Rachel’s second book follows his first in a lyrical musical rhythm, with a beat, and the contrapuntal symphony of introspective dancing words. The subtitle Entendre underscores this work; unsubtle with a single meaning. But it is damn clever, close to the bone stream of consciousness writing.
Chockablock with insights into pop-culture and political observations — the work presents a tsunami of depraved, reflective mental torture expressed poetically coursing through the mind of Billy Green. The author’s candidly, beautifully executed mental reflections reminded me of Marcel Proust’s detailed mental pondering in his classic work “Swans Way.”
Outwardly Billy Green spews out a plethora of nonstop wise-ass, zingers, zappers and one line responses in conversations with friends and enemies alike.
Is Billy is expecting too much from his life — a hollow adult — all shiny lacquer gloss — expecting others to fulfill his vacuous soul — and damn lucky in his life so far. Which head is the poor Billy thinking with? His big head or the one located at the tip of his penis? Reading this work I felt compelled to give Billy Green a swift kick in his ass.
Maybe this book could be titled: “The Man Who Loves To Think Too Much.”
Then again, reading this work reminded me of the role of parents in raising their children. For many contemporary parents, family values and moral standards are missing. The parents behave like their kids, smoking pot, shooting up drugs, boozing, and indulging in casual sex. They are role models, so it’s no surprise that their children follow their lead with impunity.
The richest nation on earth is morally bankrupt. On a massively larger scale; examine the current morality of the American totalitarianism government’s subterfuge; trickery, intrigue, deviousness, deceit, deception, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, guile, cunning, craftiness, chicanery, pretense, fraud, fraudulence, corruption, double dealing, outright lies, spying, and torture. No wonder the citizens of this powerful nation have gone to pot.
Like loving parents, good governments exhibit the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. The values and principles of conduct: virtue, goodness, good behavior, righteousness, rectitude, uprightness; morals, principles, honesty, integrity, propriety, honor, justice, decency; ethics, standards/principles of behavior, mores, standards. The current American government has set the standards for their citizens (children) to follow.
That’s the overshadowing message I received reading this fascinating and thought provoking book. This is an important read, for sane people in a world that’s rapidly going berserk.
Certainly I’ll be reading more about confused, drugged and drunk Billy Green on a runaway fright train heading into the third and final book in “The Man Who Loved Too Much” Trilogy — chugga choo chugga choo… ...more
This work is a disguised tool to promote their thriller books and The Orphan Trilogy. I unearthed no new secrets or technologies. It is siDumb struck!
This work is a disguised tool to promote their thriller books and The Orphan Trilogy. I unearthed no new secrets or technologies. It is simply a compendium of known brain enhancing mental calisthenics: ancient and hi-tech cutting edge. Knowledge that is available to anyone who is interested in digging deeper to actually learn something beyond a mere listing and hinting.
The bright side of this book is a listing of other books In the Underground Knowledge Series, by these authors, some of the titles are compelling for example: "International Banksters." "Medical Industrial Complex," and "Antigravity Propulsion." ...more
Patricia T. O'Conner has written this engaging guide for the grammatically impaired writers like "I". Basic lessons that I could easily empathize withPatricia T. O'Conner has written this engaging guide for the grammatically impaired writers like "I". Basic lessons that I could easily empathize with. This easy to read and understand book is now my bible, sits on my desktop within easy reach as I write. Festooned with bookmarks that I refer to whenever I'm not sure of my punctuation, tenses and other basics of English grammar. At last I finally found a valuable writing tool in a subject that has long eluded me. Bravo and gracias. ...more
A rollicking roller-coaster ride with a gaggle of unusual characters through the fantasy of cyberspace. A non-stop, action loaded tale, thatCYBER NUTS
A rollicking roller-coaster ride with a gaggle of unusual characters through the fantasy of cyberspace. A non-stop, action loaded tale, that kept me glued to this book. Twisting, turning in exuberant fantastical situations packed with codes and double entendres that must be deciphered by three gifted teenagers and one hip adult in order to abort the future distraction of Earth.
The ultra smart teenagers are uncharacteristically polite to one another, and attendant adults, which added to my reading enjoyment. Packed to the brim a with torrent of witticisms, punctuated by movie one liners from the beak of a pet macaw, that serendipitously heighten the hilarity of the conversations.
Plots and subplots constantly in a turmoil of incredible inventive goings on. A page turning read, that demands scripting into a fantastic movie....more
Considered a classic, this long winded book is one of the most torturous reads of my life. It was a melange of hyperbole that created a non-stop delugConsidered a classic, this long winded book is one of the most torturous reads of my life. It was a melange of hyperbole that created a non-stop deluge of dense stylish and brilliant elegant phrases and verbiage encapsulating a vacuous balloon of a society that somehow escaped the blade of the Guillotine. An avalanche of artful words cosmetically camouflaging the the emptiness of a society of his time. It was a hell of a read, and a great lesson for me in how to cloak trivial in the beautiful cadence of artful words....more
First read this work when I was 12 years old in 1945. Following the reprehensible atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and consumed with a youthfFirst read this work when I was 12 years old in 1945. Following the reprehensible atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and consumed with a youthful passion to learn more about science.
I’d heard about Einstein and his famous equation E=mc2 which I thought I understood. Also aware of his vigorous opposition to using this horrible weapon of mass destruction
I didn’t follow my my passion for physics and science becoming a visual artist in the advertising industry. Now 69 years later I undertook to read this work in an updated version al the way through. I was humbled, could hardly comprehend the dissertation; clocks, measuring rods, railway coaches, embankments I certainly understood as I sank into many theories by other physicists and scientists. Soon lost in verbiage and quite a few typos in this edition, they certainly didn’t help my visualization and understanding.
Certainly can’t blame this presentation for my atrophying mind. Although not for me, I’d recommend this book to young and older schooled readers. Can’t blame Einstein, his writing is lucid and sharp, the only real fault lies with the opacity of my mind. ...more