07-23-2012 05:43 PM
Alcohol has been around a long time, and a lot has been written about it, both pro and con. My background includes teaching alcoholism counselors and DUI offenders, and I decided to write a book about alcohol. My wife advised against it, but being only a (foolish and headstrong) man, I wrote it anyway. The book is titled "ALCOHOL the Devil's drink" and it is now published.
This ebook was strongly attacked on the KDP author's Forum, by persons extolling the benefits of alcohol (economic and drunk) and ignoring its downsides. The Devil also features in these discussions, and based on them, he is not to be feared at all, since he does not exist. Such posters do not realize that, whether a real being or not, the Devil represents the negative aspects of life, which can be all too real.
My impression is that no poster ever bothered to read the ebook. It was judged solely by its title, and its cover. I am interested in seeing what comments, if any, it elicits from this Forum. It contains seven relevant illustrations, and I post one, William Hogarth's Gin Lane. I would like to also post the cover illustration, which I believe to be quite striking and attention-getting, but I have the feeling this would seem to border on excessive self-promotion.
I write for my enjoyment, and I enjoy having readers. If any person reads the blurb and sample of an ebook of mine, and then feels he or she want to read the entire book, let them buy, read and then return it. My email address is in the back, and on request I will gift it to them.
"A good read entertains, literature entertains, and also improves." I try to write literature. Whether or not my writing is a good read, literature, or just wasted energy, I leave up to my readers.
Phillip Duke Ph.D.