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Polly is a book aspiring writers should read just to study the craft. Goldin calls on everything he knows from the silly to the profound to create a story that starts out entertaining and winds up being thought-provoking. --Great Books Under $5
Fast moving, well-written, tongue-in-cheek dramatic comedy so representative of real-life in some aspects, it felt like coming home. I found the story laugh-out-loud surprising at times. I thoroughly enjoyed Polly! --Flying With Red Haircrow
All hands on Decalogue! A protagonist readers will find it easy to identify and empathize with, a classic journey story told with wit, wisdom and deceptive ease, and the most interesting guest star ever--what's not to like, here? Perhaps writers who attempt a book like Polly! wanna crack or two across the face for their audacity (to parrot conventional wisdom)--but not if they can manage to pull it off this entertainingly.
--Spider Robinson, co-author of Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson
Interesting and quick read.
Polly puts a nice twist into the life of a man who thinks he's got nothing and is going to go live with his brother and wallow in sorrow.
Polly was a highly unusual read. After his wife leaves him, Herodotus finds himself in trouble with the IRS over past due taxes, as if all this isn't bad enough his bookstore -... Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by Tracy Riva
The start of the short description for Polly! reads "Blasphemous...highly offensive" -- and VERY funny. I agree on this, sort of. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by David Stockton
My biggest problem with the book is also what makes it so good: I have no idea how to categorize it in my Kindle collections. Is it drama? Fantasy? Humor? Social Commentary? Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Mary Wood
(Cross-posted from the Frida Fantastic book blog)
["That's the way the universe works. Not random at all. The universe is passive-aggressively hostile. Read more
Fast moving, well-written, tongue-in-cheek dramatic comedy which was so representative of real-life in some aspects, it felt like coming home. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by Red Haircrow: Author, Activist & More
Lets just say this book is a ride worth taking and the reader will relate to the main character vividly. You will laugh and you will be intrigued. Read more