Tom Morrison


Entrepreneur and antiquarian, over-schooled and under-educated, polyglot, grammatically challenged in four languages, pedant in one. At the barricades since birth in a St. Louis Catholic orphanage. Schools, war enlistee, universities. Uncultivated amateur expatriate in France, Austria, Germany and Spain with an extended coda in Malibu. Self-indulgent. Only ambition...writing, making money in the shortest time possible, and causing no pain in the parade. Loves Vermeer. France. Flaubert. Ibiza. Heller. Collects 18th and 19th century Ninos Jesus, same periods polychrome wood sculpture of Saints, and antique Yoruba Ibejis.
P.S. Aims to delete modifiers attached to innocent nouns or verbs. Friend of Fowler. A challenge to be funny on a verbal diet.

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The Man Named Ephraim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
THE MAN NAMED EPHRAIM narrates the co-joined fates of Jesus of Nazareth and a peddler named Ephraim, two visitors to Passover in Jerusalem. As everyone knows, the Christian fable has wings of long duration and the institutions that are founded on it have molded the minds of mankind to welcome no variation but the accepted one. Whether skeptic or gnostic, you may allow the resolution of necessity.
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,720. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set on the eve of the last Great Market Crash, this is the story of Wilton X, a young stockbroker with MLPF&S, the acronym of his mentors. Fused by greed and fear, the world of securities constructs endless Walls of Worry and Slopes of Hope for their clients who grow more distracted every day. Here, Wilton pursues the most beautiful bankrupt orphan ever marketed and finds wealth, love and himself.

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  • Time to Die on April 02, 2015

    REVIEW Time To Die by Robert AV Jacobs This is book 3 of the Dexxman series. I know the central character, Larry Dexxman, very well, having lived through his encounters with a variety of villains in the previous volumes. The other "good" characters are all here, his very young wife, Penny, the 8 year old adopted son, Harry, Sally the talented Shih-tsu/Yorkshire terrier, the crew of the detective agency with two additions, and periodic specialised odd job friends. They support Larry through the unpredictable adventures fashioned by the the author. Time To Die is always fun, for all the pages are spent with old friends in peril. Larry D. is 75 years young and clearly he is not going to be around for the next solar eclipse. There are moments when his heart signals time out though not time to die, and he ponders retirement, but then the present intrudes and he has no more time for the future. All of his friends gather about him throughout the story, protecting, admiring and applauding their man. In Book 2, Dexxman dreamt events to come. In Time To Die that practise continues, and always with frightening consequences. The dreams predict events but reality displays a harsher surprise version. The bad guys are varied and multiply exponentially. Both sexes are represented - Jacobs is no foe to gender equality in villainy - but the females are by far the least merciful. The plot proceeds at a fast pace with ever less expected events. It requires, however, little more than a deft hand turning the pages as Dexxman advances through obstacles that would challenge a man half his age. Priapic as ever, he proceeds undaunted, as do the endless girls trying to seduce him. For a guy in his eighth decade he gives hope to all though some of us mutter, "You got to be kidding." The book is very well edited, by the way. I encountered no grammatical or punctuation errors, a rarity in eBooks or, for that matter, anywhere. The copy editors and proof readers of the past have disappeared, and the result is less than exemplary. Time To Die is a literate exception. Download Time To Die and be prepared for an enchanting few hours. 5 stars!"