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The Great Stupidity

A 3-D Book Experience

"Laced with silly, irreverent humor, the book is a mix of Monty Python and Mel Brooks, with comical anachronistic dialogue.  The characters are instantly relatable and likeable, and the funniest bits are squarely aimed at dogma and bigotry, relevant to either side of today's political divide."  -Blueink Reviews (Click for Full Review)

When the Black Death strikes a small village in France, the village leaders send a blacksmith's son to find the other half of Saint Ambrose's toenail which was stolen from their artifact collection, thinking that it is the reason for the plague.  On his way, the boy meets many who "know" how to cure it, from Flaggelates who whip themselves, to zealots who seek to kill Jews, to scientists who wave their hands and build 6 foot walls, to the Pope and the Great Frenchie himself.  He meets two friends and together they negotiate the land of death and crazy to finally realize that nothing makes any sense but their own friendship.  A black comedy with 12 songs, the book is an historical mirror through which to view ourselves, because when it comes down to it, nothing really changes.

"A funny, respectful sendup of the unpredictable responses to a widespread plague."
-Kirkus Reviews Click for Full Review

The book is intended to be a 3-D experience, with music woven in.  For Songs, Scroll Below and Click the Song you want to hear, or download the album at Spotify or I-tunes or any music site

Soldiers of France:

"Balancing a brilliantly understated vocal performance with a distinct sense of lyrical maturity, "Soldiers of France" is both a smart and articulate folk tune that does what all great folk tunes do, make you stop and have a good ponder.  I think it's safe for me to say that the lyrics take front and center stage in "Soldiers of France" and it's clear that a tremendous amount of time and intrinsic understanding have gone into their crafting. As with many a strong folk tune, the emphasis is squarely on the lyrics and the vocal performance that brings them to life, and it's great to hear the poignancy of the lyrics be equally matched by a strong lead vocal performance that does a very fine job of articulating them."

Reviews by Andre Avanessian


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