ETCETERA AND OTHERWISE
REVIEWED IN BROKEN
"A unique, erotic, ironic and spastic voice has splattered onto the scene with the publication of Sean Stanley's Etcetera and Otherwise...
"...The text is filled with zany pleasures such as, "'Our parents were very nearly the same people.' 'Very nearly," Etcetera smiled, 'They were separated only by a single day, one city street and three kilograms of If.'" The juxtaposition of logic and illogic is one of the central pleasures of the text. The fairy tale qualities of the story are highlighted by the accompanying illustrations. These images feature quotes from the text like a Beatrix Potter book. However, the frank eroticism of the writing often disproves the efficacy of this comparison.
"...I'll end on an example of the beauty of the text, "we saw a race of infants...spending their days finger painting their pain upon the limestone." I wait with bated breath for Stanley's second book."
-Angela Hibbs, Broken Pencil
Read the whole review HERE.
Link to the Broken Pencil website.
"I'm sure that whoever picks up this book with an open mind and an acceptance and appreciation for the beauty of words and language will be utterly annihilated by its integrity and comic wit."
--Max on Goodreads.com
"If you can stand comparisons: Tom Robbins meets Ray Bradbury."
--Lara, contacting the author through this website (see form below)
...and had Google translate it. Here is the flawless result:
"This is the time it wants. The Toronto author Sean Stanley does not just commit a new book. He is also writing in the wake, another way to market his words, through the Internet, blogs and of course Youtube. And the initiative is very nice.
To make the sauce up to the release of its Etcetera and Otherwise, a Lurid Odyssey, the thirty of his time has indeed decided to spread on the Internet a short fiction featuring him in his poor condition of misunderstood artist and underdevelopment. The message itself is clear: buy a book and you will help an author to buy a beer or to pay for a daughter of joy. Of course, all that, like his book - a sort of road movie Flavor frankly erotic - is to take the second degree, for better satisfaction."