I love this book and the meaning behind it. The tree gives everything that it has to a boy who spends a majority of his life unappreciative. There is a big lesson to be learned in this book, even though it’s a short and simple read. This book’s meaning goes deeper than what you see on the pages, and that’s why it is so awesome.
In the classroom, this story would be great for teaching students about lessons, morals, and values.
The fact that there is a Dull Men's Club is pretty fucking great; that they put out a calendar of Dull Men is better; that Mr October runs an Apostrophe Appreciation Society is the very, very best. I read this aloud to my husband, who then chided, "You know, the apostrophe is typographically interesting, in all seriousness." Maybe I"m living with next year's centerfold? Hubba hubba.
From right-freakin'- now until Friday, August 1st, I'm hosting a Half Off Major Perk Sale! The following Indiegogo Perks will be reduced by 50% for the next five days! If you've eyeballing the top three most expensive perks, now is the time to snatch them up at one helluva steep discount!
$250 Reduced to $150: Signed bookmark, trade paperback versions of CRUELTY: EPISODES ONE - FIVE and A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY (Signed Limited Editions), and a piece of original artwork featuring Cruelty, signed by the artist, Linton Bowers, and author, Edward Lorn. Only one copy in existence. And your name in the acknowledgment section at the end of the book!
$500 Reduced to $250: Signed bookmark, a signed and personalized hardcover copy of CRUELTY: THE COMPLETE NOVEL (Deluxe Limited Edition) upon its release in the summer of 2015, and a signed copy of the original completed manuscript! And your name in the acknowledgment section at the end of the book.
$1,000 Reduced to $500: Signed bookmark, free Edward Lorn ebooks for life (back catalog and future releases), CRUELTY: A COMPLETE NOVEL (Signed Deluxe Edition in Hardcover), both trade paperbacks, early access to A FINAL ACT OF CRUELTY (you will be allowed to read the book two weeks before release), and your very own Edward Lorn short story. Pitch me your best idea and characters, and I'll do all the rest. The final version will be formatted and sent to you in electronic and audio book editions!
If we reach our goal before August 1st, I have a very special treat for everyone who helped to make that milestone happen.
To everyone who's already donated, I extend my deepest heartfelt appreciation. You're all amazing people, and I'm glad to know each and every one of you.