A.R. Dent was born in 1945 in Sydney and lived at a beach side suburb. After a turbulent/quiet contrasting early life A.R. Dent then spent time travelling before settling down for a business and professional life.
'Been there - done that' about sums up his life.
A Professional Artist and now also including his love of writing and poetry into his life.
Like many authors, A R Dent is learning the various ways to entertain though the medium of Myth as taught by Joseph Campbell. Using family orientated tales including animals: the story of the Ordinary World becoming the battle ground for self-awareness victories to return a healed person back to normality. This is the world where healing of the hero is paramount... Ocker Oscar even had to learn to punctuate his writings and learn to respect himself. A lot of subtle arcs create a book to be re-read and this is found in A R Dent's stories.
The single goal of A R Dent is to create original stories that entertain and heal.
The next novel is Hollow Log. A story where Myth and Storytelling is extended to a new height when a dog orphaned is taken on a quest. A quest which will blend pathos with fantasy. An ending so different.
An update of the progress.......... Ocker Oscar has a new home. We have had many troubles with rental accommodation and other mundane things which stop the creativity flowing.
Ocker Oscar has asked me to tell everyone he is not hiding but simply irate his counterparts, Escere, Fromoth, and his new canine friend, are demanding equal rights as protagonists in a book.
Ocker is in a 'not happy Jan' mode and will have to settle for being a second fiddle to other featured animals telling their story as though they are humans.
on June 03, 2013 :
Well hello everyone! I'm James and I am 12 years old. Reading is my hobby!
I was finally able to unleash my reading frenzy on this amazingly fun tale.
Ocker Oscar: What Happened Down Under,
written by the talented A.R. Dent.
In this comical adventure we learn about Oscar and his adventures in
learning to live with his new family, the things he needs to know
in life (really farting in the bathtub is the greatest laughable moment EVER),
and the fun to be had! Its awesome the connection to cat. Oscar is left to
explore what is going on, and has to learn some things about the world,
like dealing with the mom, and loving Jack.
As you read this book remember Oscar is the author,
it will help things flow.
This is certainly an adventure I enjoyed, and I hope to share
it with my brothers in the future. Most laughable moment of course,
A great book I could read again, relate to, and share.
Fun, perfect for other kids my age,
and lots of adventures with Oscar.
Looking forward to more in the future!
Easily 5 stars.
Purchase Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282721
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Feb. 12, 2013 :
Ocker Oscar intrigued me from the very start. How was he ever going to "fit in" to his new family with all his puppy mistakes and puppy attitude? I wondered, will he ever grow up?
This story written from Oscar's point of view took me into realms I did not expect with amazing adventures involving - well you will soon find out! I won't spoil the surprise. It brought out the delight of the inner child in me.
So fasten your seat belts and hold onto your hats! You are in for chuckles, dramas and all kinds of emotions. And to think this is just the beginning of a series of "Hollow Log" stories! Myth and Fantasy story telling at its best.
The realm of Myth and Fantasy used by this author will greatly affect my own future writing as an author. So very effective in every way, captivating the imagination of the reader.
Fun, imaginative, out of sight reading for any age. I can hardly wait to read the next one written by this author, A. R. Dent.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Feb. 10, 2013 :
I read this novel with great anticipation. I'm a big fan of animal stories. But this one really caught me unawares.
A. R. Dent relates his story through the eyes of his canine friend, and not through the author's observance.
A truly adorable, amazing and humourous storyline, which will enthuse and delight children and adults alike.
Download 'OCKER OSCAR' now to your library before the FREE option is removed. Either way (free or paid for), this novel is worth its price in gold and I predict a movie deal.
So move over MARADUKE - OCKER OSCAR is out, and about, and sniffing his way to stardom!
(review of free book)