Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: The Tao of Feeblecorn

The Tao of Feeblecorn

By:  Paul Goat Allen

Publish Date:  May 14, 2013

Format:  ebook, 11pgs

Genre:  Fiction

Series:  Stand-alone

Recommendation:  If you love rich descriptive tales with a poetic prose, pick it up.  These short pages will mesmerize.

Synopsis:
On an idyllic summer afternoon, the end of the world arrives uninvited on the doorsteps of residents of a sleepy little town in the suburbs of Syracuse, New York.

The roots of this impending cataclysm go back almost a century and stretch deep underneath the ground to the subterranean labyrinths beneath an abandoned quarry with a dark history - where a nightmarish evil has been growing unchecked for decades...

This isn't that story.

First Sentence:
the madman had lived in the upper floors of the old barn ever since he could remember.

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**I purchased this story for my own enjoyment.

My Thoughts and Summary:
The glimpse of a madman living in the old barn as he goes through his days.  How he came to be, and what he dreams of... which could come true...

This is a short read, a full eleven pages.  The descriptions are rich and vibrant, drawing a clear picture of the surroundings and the rise and fall of emotions of the madman.  I feel as I've just visited a new place in the world and got an inside glance to Paul Goat Allen as he bares a portion of his soul in this poetic tale.  Mad me feel for this man, and toward the world that hurt and shunned him.  Even create him.  I even smiled and chuckled at the one-liners remembered by his grandfather.

A bound of emotions wrapped together tightly.  Memories of his life told, creating an image of the man we see.  Yet, hope seeps through at moments.

In the end...wow.  A part of me hopes the madman's fantasy has come true.

At the end of the story, a feeling crept in me that reminded me of A Canticle for Leibowitz.  I enjoyed that story, and this short one.

8 comments:

Melliane said...

It's funny I wouldn't have exepected that with a cover like this one.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

A short book, but it works. I love when that happens. I like the sound of the writing. I'm going to have to check out this author.

Gina R said...

Alas, I'm not certain this one would be for me. Cie la vie....glad you enjoyed it though! Happy reading!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melliane, I would agree. I have been waiting for this author to bring out work for far to many years, and was so glad when he did. It was really good. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T) It was great. I liked that it was short & I could easily add it into the mix. Nice break. :) I hope you like what you see. I don't think Paul has much out, this is the first in far to long. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Gina R. That's okay. :) We all have those that catch our eye and those that don't. I completely understand. :) Thank you greatly for stopping still! :)

kimbacaffeinate said...

I have this in my tbr pile and am anxious to read it, so glad you enjoyed it!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Kimba, I really hope you enjoy it. Paul did a wonderful job here. :)