Goldin News Network: Revised edition of Polly! reissued
- Dear Friends,
<https://www.createspace.com/3498845>I’m excited and proud to announce
the reissue of my recently expanded satirical novel, /Polly!/
<https://www.createspace.com/3498845> In one sense, it’s a simple
boy-meets-girl story—except, of course, it isn’t.
/Herodotus Shapiro has had an unbelievably bad week. His wife left him.
The IRS is after him for thousands of dollars. His home/bookstore burned
down. On his way to take refuge at his brother's place, he got a
speeding ticket. And now his car has broken down in the middle of the
desert in front of a large mansion. What more can go wrong?
But now his world takes a turn for the weird. The mansion has a snowman
on the front lawn--in the desert, in July. The house, which is bigger on
the inside than on the outside, is owned by Polly, the most
preternaturally beautiful young woman he's ever met. Polly is an
acrobat, a gourmet chef, a psychologist, an international financial
consultant, a physicist and a woman of who-knows how many other
incredible talents. She has an unbelievable library, an art collection
of all the world's great masterpieces, and a print of a previously
unknown Marx Brothers film. Her toilet paper is actually silk.
And she seems to have some mysterious plans for him..../
One GoodReds reviewer called the book “blasphemous ... highly
offensive.” Several others gave it 5-star ratings. Hugo and Nebula
Award-winning author Spider Robinson said this:
/*All hands on Decalogue!*/ A protagonist readers will find it easy to
identify and empathize with, a classic journey story told with wit,
wisdom and deceptive ease, and the most interesting guest star
ever--what's not to like, here? Perhaps writers who attempt a book like
/Polly!/ wanna crack or two across the face for their audacity (to
parrot conventional wisdom)--but not if they can manage to pull it off
So ... ya pays yer money and ya takes yer choice.
The book is available in both paperback and multiple ebook formats.
There’s a special holiday weekend deal on the ebook version. Buy the
book from the Smashwords page
<http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34606?ref=sgoldin> and enter
coupon code AV74C (not case-sensitive) and you’ll get it at half price.
But hurry; the coupon expires Sunday, Dec. 26. Whichever edition you
prefer, I hope you’ll give the book a try.
Have a happy holiday season, and pleasant reading!
Stephen Goldin <http://stephengoldin.com>
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