Book: Ask Lolita - The Whimsical Sequel to ANGEL & THE TOWN CURMUDGEON by Roger Ellis Brunercategories: Book, Love & Friendship, Multi-Talented Chicken, Telepathy, Double Wedding, Bride Search, Supportive Pets, New Dreambook, Senior Adult Romance, Christian Fiction
Roger Ellis Brunerabout this book: When I finished writing ANGEL & THE TOWN CURMUDGEON I wondered what might happen next if that story had kept going. Lolita, the curmudgeon's little yellow hen, had proved to be one of the most well-loved characters in the first book and I felt inspired to continue telling the story from her point-of-view rather than the curmudgeon's.
Did I ever have fun doing that! Especially by giving Lolita some human capabilities--the ability to understand English and the ability to learn to use a computer.
But she's still a chicken. She lays eggs, she has independent control of each eye, she can't cry. I usually hate doing research, but learning more about chickens was really interesting.
The friendship between Angel and Claude Robertson (the curmudgeon) is still important, especially as this story progresses, but the story focuses more on the relationship between Lolita and Claude.
No matter how Lolita helps Claude in other ways, her determination in helping this eighty-six-year-old lifelong bachelor find a wife is both a fun and a moving way for ASK LOLITA to end. Especially since Lolita finds a "husband" of her own in the process.
I'd found the cover photo while writing ANGEL & THE TOWN CURMUDGEON but couldn't find a way to use it there. I can't be sure now, but it's possible that picture was what inspired me to write this book from Lolita's point of view.
Like my seventeen other novels, this one is Christian fiction. Although there aren't any conversion scenes, references are made to two characters who've been saved. Lolita knows chickens don't have souls, and she doesn't know if God listens to "chicken prayers," but she prays anyhow and she thanks Claude for helping to meet her spiritual needs.
Yes, this book has serious moments, but it's a lot of fun. Readers would do well to read the Prologue because it really sets the tone for the story itself. Even though ASK LOLITA is a stand-alone novel, it will be much more enjoyable if the reader has read ANGEL & THE TOWN CURMUDGEON first.
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