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Introducing BenaReview

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Let’s say you’re looking for a book. Not just any book, but a good book. One that you’d want to read. How oh how could you find one?

You could read Flow. But let’s say you’ve already read it, twice, and bought copies for all of your friends. What next?

You could read reviews from one of many dependable review sites, like Goodreads, or skim through Amazon reviews. But that sure sounds like a lot of work. You want to read a book, not a book’s worth of reviews!

Now, you’ve got a better option: BenaReview! Follow me @BenaReview, and I’ll post very short reviews of books that are genuinely good. You’ll know in six words whether it’s worth reading. What a deal! Every review is guaranteed accurate and dependable! Never waste your time on a not-good book again!


Every review is not guaranteed to be accurate or dependable. It’s pretty much just what I think, OK? So if you disagree, let’s just agree to disagree except to agree that you’re wrong.



Flow on Kindle: 99 cents!

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What a steal! At that price, you’re almost making money by purchasing the book!

What you can buy for 99 cents:

Honestly, at this price, you’re making money every time you buy a copy.The more you buy, the more you save! And a penny saved is a penny earned! Ask any economist!

Thanks for your support! If you’re waiting for a paper edition, do not despair– we’ll have it ready soon.

Flow: A fresh start!

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Ahh… spring is in the air! (I know it isn’t. Just stay with me, here.) A time for renewal. A time to re-organize my book!

I decided that Flow had too many short, choppy chapters. So I’ve reorganized it from a previous 41 chapters into a new version, with only 19. I also redid the chapter headings to make them look more professional and, well, booky. Or bookish. Whatever the adjective is, that’s the look I’m going for here.

So: I’m going to delete all of the current posts on this site with the past versions of chapters, and start over. The new “chapter 1” contains the old chapters 1, 2, and 3. You get the picture. I’ll get the first new chapters out quick, to get back to the point in the story where we were.

For those of you who downloaded and saved the PDFs of the old versions: I’m sure they’ll be collectors items, probably worth big bucks someday! You’ll want to print them out on acid-free paper and place the pages in UV-protective sleeves before you use them to line the bottoms of bird cages. Safety first!

This would be a great time to share the site with your friends!

Also: a revised Kindle Edition will be out in a few days, with a radically revised price. Enjoy!


Like it so far? Spread the word!

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So far: has had a couple hundred hits, and the facebook page has about 15 “likes”– including from such luminary literary giants as Lord Max Witherspoon(1) and Marcel Proust(2)!

Have you liked what you’ve read so far? Help a guy out and spread the news! You could review the Kindle edition, post a comment here, click “like” on the facebook page, or tell your friends using your “mouth” (I know. Gross.)

Thanks for your help!


(1) This is a genuine nickname. You know who you are.

(2) Despite having died in 1922, Proust remains very active on Facebook. It annoys his wife to no end. “Why don’t you get outside more, that’s enough with the Farmville!” she is often heard to say.

Now on Kindle!

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Can’t wait to find out what happens? Flow is now available on Kindle! Buy it for only $8.00– which is a steal, by the way. Why, it’s over 50,000 words, at $8.00… that works out to… well, you do the math. This is Benawrite, not Benarithmetic. Geez.

Anyway: I’ll put up some kind of “buy it!” link on the menu bar above later, but for now if you’re itching to buy the kindly version, visit Amazon.

For those of you having trouble deciding whether to buy Kindle, wait for the soon-to-be-released paper version, or enjoy the free chapter-by-chapter posts here, I’ve come up with a few helpful bullet points of the various advantages and disadvantages.


  • Advantages: Saves trees. Helps support Jeff Bezos’ inexplicable addiction to Fabrege Eggs and unicorn meat.
  • Disadvantages: With all of these gizmos, we’re bound to run out of electrons soon. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


  • Advantages: Has that new-book smell. Don’t pretend you don’t like that. Also, I’ll be happy to sign your paper copy for free if you buy it from this site, if I can ever figure out how to do that. Sell it here, I mean. I’m reasonably good at signing my name, if someone lends me a crayon that’s not too sharp.
  • Disadvantages: All of these books piling up is weighing down the planet and will shortly send us spinning off into space.


  • Advantages: It’s free. Duh.
  • Disadvantages: You have to wait… chapter by chapter… in anticipation… your blood pressure is rising… what, oh what will happen? … I can’t take it anymore! Where’s that credit card??