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He participates in Mainstage Community Theatre in Anderson, Indiana. His favorite roles would include Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Professor Marvel in the Wizard of Oz and Uncle Barnaby in Babes in Toyland.
Twice a year, he goes on mission trips with St. Patrick's Church of Oxford, Indiana to help build homes in Mexico.
He shares his home with two cats, Chuck and Snuggles, although Snuggles does not acknowledge Chuck's existence. He volunteers for the Animal Protection League in central Indiana, and is currently fostering Holly, who was unhappy with being caged at the shelter. If she decides to play nice with the current residents, she may just stay!
Top Customer Reviews
So begins Elmore Hammes' Not Fit For Human Consumption, with a cast of fully-fleshed-out characters, each with their own story and personal agenda, in some way involved in the fate of life as we know it on good old planet Earth.
We meet Henry again as he flies to his destination and follow his obsession with a beautiful fellow passenger as he becomes convinced she is his soul-mate. I enjoyed Henry's imagination as he endows her with glowing attributes and schemes to meet her. Unbelievably, his plan actually works, and I waited for him to tell her about the Hedgehog Network and ruin his chances. But that conclusion would be obvious, and Hammes does not do "obvious."
Hammes calls his book a comedic farce, and it is indeed funny; but farce is often associated with the superficial, while the human characters engage you and have depth. I can't say the non-humans have quite the same depth, but it's a close thing. They have history and personality, which makes them real, and not as far down the food chain as we like to think.
Mr. Jamison is a dedicated teacher of 25 years, musing on his life past and present and trying to figure out what motivates his students.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was okay enough to keep reading, and it did start to come together at the end. But I found the end unfulfilling. I guess I just don't get it. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by LetsBeFrank
While billed as a farce, which it probably qualifies as, it just isn't all that good a read. The story is mostly a whole bunch of disjointed stories of random people and animals... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Lothus
In the past I have found some gems in the self-published world, especially Matt Dinniman. This is not of that caliber.
It is a relatively easy read. It is a farce. Read more
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