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Wise Acres: The Seventh Circle of Heck Paperback – September 23, 2014
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About the Author
BOB DOB draws inspiration from painter Edward Hopper, classic Disney, and film noir. He lives in Redondo Beach, California, where he draws, paints, and drinks coffee all day.
Top Customer Reviews
...I was a little surprised when this wasn't the last book. The series sort of feels like it's winding toward a close in the later books, and I honestly thought this would be the last one. I should have realized that it wouldn't be of course, since it follows Dante pretty closely. His Hell has nine levels, and in this series, one level gets rewritten during the story, and then the kids go through it again. That means we can expect ...what, ten books maybe? It does feel like a series that needs to end though. I want to see the Fauster kids get their happy ending.
Wise Acres is the seventh circle (sixth if you don’t count the one that the kids destroyed in the last installment) of Heck, the place where Bad Kids go until they redeem themselves or turn 18, whichever comes first. If you haven’t read any of them, it’s like middle school, but not quite as grim. The Vice Principal of Wise Acres is none other than Lewis Carroll, and we also meet Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker among others. Dale E. Bayse wrote himself into the story again (he dies of writers’ cramp) and explains exactly how his name is pronounced. It just happens (ahem) to be exactly how I was pronouncing it anyway. It ain’t rocket science, folks! Anyway, Marlo and Milton Fauster (yes, newbie, those are their names) are back, forced to face each other in a debate after which the winner goes all the way upstairs and the loser goes straight to H-e-double-hockeysticks. Which is where, by the way, Dale E. Basye is no doubt going due to the sheer volume of groan worthy puns in this book. I just love groan worthy puns, so on that basis alone I thought this book was great! And you learn things in this book, too. Like two very powerful worlds that can ruin the most devious evil scheme. What are they? Guys, I’m trying to get you to buy this thing, not give it away.
NOW, DO NOT LET THE KID YOU’RE PLANNING TO BUY THIS BOOK FOR READ THE NEXT PARAGRAPH. OKAY? I MEAN IT! DO NOT SHOW THEM THE NEXT PARAGRAPH!
Like many a good book, you can learn a lot from this one. A lot about grammar, punctuation and even spelling, in fact. Like any artist, the author doesn’t always follow the rules. It wouldn’t be art if he did. But he sure knows them.Read more ›
As much as I love the wit that Dale E. Basye brings to each of his books, I do have to say though that Wise Acres really goes to new heights, er, depths, of creativity and is perhaps even more fun for adults (my son hasn't had the joy of "Through the Looking Glass") who will understand Mr. Basye's humour and sheer brilliance. I encourage every reader to take this adventure with Milton and Marlo Fauster and their creepy, caustic comrades. If you have a few funkadelic brain cells, you will adore the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go books, but ESPECIALLY Wise Acres!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter loves this series of books and she recommends this one too. She did a book report on it for school.Published 20 months ago by C6319
Can't wait for the next one couldn't put this down!! Great book for anyone to read will not forget this:)Published on February 5, 2014 by EllenE