Richard Bell

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in Chicago, The United States
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Vonnegut, HG Wells, Rex Stout, Frank Herbert

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August 2014


I employ what some call Dark Humour. I started writing as therapy to treat my depression from a dark time in life. My book is dedicated to all who have cared for a loved one suffering from a terrible illness. If you help spread the word of my book, something good will happen to you in the next three years (other subliminal messages are in my book).
Otherwise I'm just an average guy.

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Richard Bell Someone said tragedy plus time equals comedy. The basis of my humor comes from sad things. I take sadness and twist it so that I can deal with it and…moreSomeone said tragedy plus time equals comedy. The basis of my humor comes from sad things. I take sadness and twist it so that I can deal with it and keep my sanity. Besides that is the play on words I enjoy. I put a lot of work into the stories referencing each other in unexpected ways. Some of the stories are better than others, but that is true of all authors; not all Harry Potter books are ranked equally. Humor also comes from unexpected twists. (less)
Richard Bell I stop writing and think about other things. There are many more facets to life than writing.
Average rating: 4.33 · 21 ratings · 17 reviews · 1 distinct work
Life Seemed Good, But...

4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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As you know, I am trying to change the world with my book and remain anonymous at the same time. Therefore I ask you to help people know about the book and leave my name out of it, thank you very much.
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Everyone seems to love this piece of writing, and I was highly motivated when I saw the Jonathan Swift quote in the beginning, giving the novel its name:

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Good book funny stuff but way too many words I needed to look up and after awhile I didn't bother.
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" none of these. I am now working on The Most Of by SJ Perelman. "
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There is a lot in the book that never made it into the movies, especially the appearance of the Ghost of Christmas Past.
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A bitter middle-aged woman takes pleasure in terrorizing young children while Harry tries to cope.
" just because class assignment is done doesn't mean you should stop editing. make it what you want it to be. "
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