In this blog I usually write about using photographs to inspire writing in the classroom. Please visit the archives for more information on this topic.
In this installment of English Education, however, I want to introduce you to my newest novel, The Lucky Star House of Celestial Pleasures. Please read the book information shown below to find out more about this work, which is available as an eBook or pdf for just $1.99. Ordering information follows the text.
The Amazing Journey of Winston Finn and Liberty Belle
Politically incorrect in every way, this satirical novel pokes fun at just about every aspect of our society. Reminiscent of the writings of Voltaire and other great satirists, The Lucky Star House of Celestial Pleasures takes the reader on a rollicking journey that spares no person or institution as it satirizes both men and women with all of their warts and blemishes.
After Winston Finn's wife of many years leaves him to live with her girlfriend in Mississippi, the distraught retired stockbroker decides to travel and see the world. Early on, he meets Liberty Belle, a young former army nurse and airline flight attendant. Because Winston and Liberty have similar interests, they decide to embark on their journey together.
During their travels, they encounter such characters as Father Flanagan and his conversion extraordinaire, Olivia Stockton and the Society for the Prevention of Erotic Relationships with Men (SPERM); Captain Fung Goo and the Chinese pirates; Alandra the Moon Goddess; Willa Catheter and Captain Hashimototo; and a host of others
At one point in the novel, Liberty—or Libby as she prefers to be called—relates how she was captured by Captain Fung Goo; sold into slavery at the Lucky Star House of Celestial Pleasures in Thailand; and eventually escaped while at the same time taking revenge on her nemesis, General Mortimer (Kickass) Shostakapulski.
At the conclusion of the novel, three terrorists from Paducastan who are guest students at a community college in New York kidnap our hero and heroine, spirit them away to a remote cabin in the woods, and plan to train them to become suicide bombers. But when Libby outwits Abdul bin Pasquelante, Mohammed bin Rashid, and Mahmud bin Pudendum; the two travelers are able to escape.
The Lucky Star House of Celestial Pleasure $1.99 Download as an eBook or pdf at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325849About the Author: Hank Kellner is a retired associate professor of English. He is the author of 125 Photos for English Composition Classes (J. Weston Walch, 1978); Terror at Mirror Lake (Smashwords, 2013); I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange Anymore (Smashwords, 2013); The Taste of Appalachia (Smashwords 2013); How to Be a Better Photographer (J. Weston Walch, 1980), Write What You See (Prufrock Press, 2010), and, with Elizabeth Guy Reflect and Write: 300 Poems and Photographs to Inspire Writing Prufrock Press, 2013). His other writings and photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications nationwide.