Sunday, June 26, 2011

4-Star Review on Amazon

Bloated Goat just received its 17th review on

Reviewer Malay<3sia had these nice things to say, "If you enjoy juvenile humor, you will undoubtedly enjoy this book. With its laugh-out-loud moments, corny humor, and zany cast of characters, this story is like reading a cartoon that comes to life in your head. Some of these characters will stay with me for a very long time."

This review brought a knowing smile to my face. While writing the rough draft and creating the initial characters for Bloated Goat, I was amazed at how easy it was for me to visualize the crazy scenes unfolding. It was just like watching a great cartoon in my head, so it's wonderful to find someone else who feels the same way.

Monday, June 13, 2011

5-Star Review on Amazon

Bloated Goat received a new 5-star review on Amazon recently.

Grannyreader writes, "I read this with my Granddaughter and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a bit mischevious and absurd, but funny and it was lovely to hear my Granddaughter laugh so much. Fun stuff. I recommend it to everyone for a cheeky giggle."

Hmm...I wonder if Grannyreader is related to Granny Hammy?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Isaac Asimov Autobiography

I.Asimov: A Memoir is a touching, intimate look into one of the greatest scientific and creative minds ever to grace this fair planet. Written shortly before Isaac passed away (and edited by his faithful wife Janet), the various stories took me through a roller coaster of emotions. Never at a loss for words, the book totals more than 500 pages (and none of it is boring). He just has a way with words that makes it so easy to follow his thoughts, dialogue, and feelings on far too many topics to mention here. The memoir is technically his third autobiography with the the first two coming two decades earlier. It is only fitting for the most prolific and relevant author of the 20th century to have three autobiographies. This book is absolutely a must read for any science fiction or Asimov fan. It is full of wonderfully funny, thoughtful, and poignant observations over the 72 years of his interesting life. My only regret is not having read it earlier, and of course, not being able to meet him in person. Alas, he passed away when I was only 12 years old. Rest well, Isaac deserve it.