- File Size: 822 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: 48fourteen/Elixirist (October 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C3GXCOU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mostly this is a wild, non-stop funny farcical story. Actually it ranges between funny and hysterically funny. The rejection letters Jona receives from publishers that are interspersed throughout the book had me in stitches, and his final letter in response is nothing short of hilarious.
I might have liked the book even more if there had been more focus on Jona's character, even if this came at the expense of some of the humor. I'm not sure about this, however.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and throughout I wanted to find out if and when Jona would get his poems published and gain the worldwide recognition he feels (perhaps rightly) he deserves.
Maybe you're thinking, "This guy thinks 'Notes on an Orange Burial' is a very funny book, but I don't know. After all, how funny can it be?" If you're thinking that, read a bit of the free sample and see for yourself.
-- Greg, congratulations on your debut novel. It is a true masterpiece!!
Jona Gold is a poet. An excellent poet, he loves WORDS. He lives for WORDS; their shape and form, the way they sit together to produce a beautiful vision. So it's no surprise to find he also has deep seated emotional issues.
His ambition to get his 'Notes' published is thwarted at every turn so he decides to take matters into his own hands. It backfires spectacularly as he forges ahead, oblivious of injury, death and destruction he inadvertently leaves in his wake.
My reviewing skills fall badly short in doing justice to this outstanding novel by Geg Levin. He understands the human condition, he writes for everyone. It's a story about a bloke, written by a bloke and blokes will find it a great read. That said, girls from sixteen to eighty six will adore Jona. I really, really wanted to haul him out of the pages and shake him by the shoulders for his daft decision making skills and clouded judgement then hug him to death for his sheer vulnerability and, yes, his beautiful poetry.
Okay, I'm hung up on Beauregarde, but there's a lot else to applaud. The hilarious rejection letters, the quirky haiku-style poems, the ingeniously topical rap songs, and of course Jona, the Plath-inspired writer who has formed his very own dead poet's society (with him as the only member). An anti-hero in the style of Irving's 'Garp', he invites (though never seeks) our sympathy and emerges from seclusion into the real world with a slightly put-upon yet grandly defiant dignity.
This is a brazen laugh-out-loud classic. Highly recommended.
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If I could give no stars I would do that but I did not have that option