Justin Rocker

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Smashwords book reviews by Justin Rocker

  • Jack the Dog: A Dog and His Boy on Dec. 27, 2010

    You may need to reread this one a few times (I plan to) because it is Deep. That's the word that comes to mind upon having finished a few minutes ago, just Deep. I greatly anticipate learning about all of Jack's (and Victor's) friends, especially Brian. I also like the little details, the consciousness that sometimes small things have power to assist with memory, imagination, and the ability to step into someone else's shoes. (rarely have I found a book that had a link leading to a recording of the sound described within! I think it makes things come alive in a bigger way.) Simply incredible. I think it's only potential con is that some may find it difficult to understand, in which case I suggest rigorous mental exercise. (This is like suggesting exercise to those who cannot fly a bicycle powered aircraft- or swim properly- not like suggesting exercise so you can go lift a car. As in, exercise because you are missing out, not because you need to anyway!) I really hope you don't need mental exercise to enjoy this book. Only other con I can think of is that if you are a hatemonger you won't like it. But what does a hatemonger actually like, anyway? You would have to be one to dislike this. A pessimist may find hope in this book. An optimist will find what he's always looking for and will find in almost everything. Tired people will find vacation, if they let themselves. A Wisconsin lake is better stock for that than some may think!
  • Jack the Dog: A Dog and His Boy on Dec. 27, 2010

    You may need to reread this one a few times (I plan to) because it is Deep. That's the word that comes to mind upon having finished a few minutes ago, just Deep. I greatly anticipate learning about all of Jack's (and Victor's) friends, especially Brian. I also like the little details, the consciousness that sometimes small things have power to assist with memory, imagination, and the ability to step into someone else's shoes. (rarely have I found a book that had a link leading to a recording of the sound described within! I think it makes things come alive in a bigger way.) Simply incredible. I think it's only potential con is that some may find it difficult to understand, in which case I suggest rigorous mental exercise. (This is like suggesting exercise to those who cannot fly a bicycle powered aircraft- or swim properly- not like suggesting exercise so you can go lift a car. As in, exercise because you are missing out, not because you need to anyway!) I really hope you don't need mental exercise to enjoy this book. Only other con I can think of is that if you are a hatemonger you won't like it. But what does a hatemonger actually like, anyway? You would have to be one to dislike this. A pessimist may find hope in this book. An optimist will find what he's always looking for and will find in almost everything. Tired people will find vacation, if they let themselves. A Wisconsin lake is better stock for that than some may think!