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Book News: A Pretty Good Time to Get to Know Jeremy Rodden…

Posted on the 26 April 2012 by Donnambr @_mrs_b

It’s a pretty good time to get to know author Jeremy Rodden or – if you’re already familiar with his writing – to pick up something new from him.  For free!  His titles The Myth of Mr. Mom – Real Stories By Real Stay-At-Home Dads, Toonopolis: Gemini (Toonopolis Files, #1) and Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (Toonopolis Shorts, #1) are all free at Amazon on 27th and 28th April.

I’ve reviewed both Toonopolis: Gemini (Toonopolis Files, #1) and The Myth of Mr. Mom – Real Stories By Real Stay-At-Home Dads and greatly enjoyed both. I’m almost finished with Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (Toonopolis Shorts, #1) and hope to have a review up on Saturday.  Want an early hint?  I’m loving it.


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Book news: A pretty good time to get to know Jeremy Rodden…
Blurb: Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.


Gemini is a teenage human boy who is thrust into Toonopolis through his father’s scientific research program. He loses part of himself in the process and immediately begins a quest to regain his lost memories with the help of his Tooniverse guide named Jimbob the Talking Eggplant.

After an altercation with a mysterious Shadowy Figure, Gemini’s mission is changed, and he begins a new quest to defeat Shadowy Figure and protect Toonopolis from his nefarious destruction. Along the way, he meets new friends, discovers just how diverse and strange Toonopolis is, and learns lessons about compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and being true to oneself.

Review: Toonopolis is like putting on a time traveling fluffy dressing gown covered in fairies or footballs that transports you to every Saturday morning of your youth and adolescence and every snatched moment of your adulthood where you pretended you weren’t watching Dungeons and Dragons, Donald Duck or Thundercats but were secretly loving every minute. It encapsulates the lack of logic that surrounds not only cartoons but also video games and how willing we are to suspend disbelief in our quest for entertainment but also shows how, when we are willing to do that, things can be much much more enjoyable. [Read more...]

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Book news: A pretty good time to get to know Jeremy Rodden…
Blurb: In Toonopolis: Gemini, Anchihiiroo (aka Han’Eiyuu) is the former hero of Animetown who turns Rogue after meeting the devious Shadowy Figure, forcing his creator to change him into a villain instead of the anti-hero he once was. Yuki, the albino inventor of Wan-Wan, described Anchihiiroo’s background:


“He had a terrible childhood. He was orphaned at an early age when his parents were killed in a war. Then his orphanage burned down, and then a flood wiped out the town his orphanage was in. He was the only survivor.”

Learn the full origin of Anchihiiroo, from his tragic childhood as Yoshi of Higeki to the warrior training that allowed him to put a stop to the Ninja-Pirate War that plagued Animetown. Witness his relationship with the phoenix Suzaku and his inevitable Rogue turn after meeting the mysterious Shadowy Figure. It is a story about destiny and a young man’s desire to make his own path in the world.

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Book news: A pretty good time to get to know Jeremy Rodden…

Blurb: The Myth of Mr. Mom is a collaborative non-fiction essay anthology written by stay-at-home dads that shares the personal stories of eight men from around the world.

The goal of the book is to help bring awareness to the fact that men are just as capable as women of being the primary caregiver, homemaker, and stay-at-home parent. We feel that there is a societal bias against stay-at-home dads that does not exist for stay-at-home mothers and seek to bring our stories to the public.

Filled with humorous anecdotes and eye-opening personal experiences, The Myth of Mr. Mom is simultaneously inspiring and entertaining.

Review: There are eight stories in The Myth of Mr Mom and surprisingly each one is quite unique, something Jeremy Rodden himself comments on in the afterword. These stay-at-home-dads or stay-at-home-pops (and my word even their abbreviations of SAHD and SAHP seem to start them on the back foot) have faced many similar scenarios or battles but each has started from a different point and approached their journey in a different way.  [Read more...]


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