‘A Curious Book’ is a collection of 23 curiously magical tales from…me!
Death is on his travels, collecting Souls as always, when he comes across a scruffy, mongrel dog filled with a love so pure that it moves even him, The Grim Reaper, to tears.
Nora-Lee, the plain sister of the beautiful and glamorous Dora-Lee, takes her fate into her own hands when she decides no longer to be the person that other people want her to be.
How do you give yourself permission to be beautiful?
A lonely, bullied teenage boy mysteriously sprouts a huge pair of Angel’s wings.
Doreen, a talking dachshund, embarks on an epic trip to find The Old Man In The Mountain – who is he why has he spent an eternity crafting the most beautiful shoes ever seen?
The Souls of a Mother and her Son dance across a broad, bright blue sky with a complexity as intense and beautiful as the irresistible, flawless logic of a Mathematical Equation or the eye-catching wonder of a Murmuration Of Starlings.
A respected shoemaker becomes a figure of fun and mockery when he suddenly starts to make only size 7, left foot shoes. But does he know something no-one else does?
A selfish, cruel mother, embarrassed by her young, gay son has him committed to The Asylum for The Strange and The Different, society’s brutal dumping ground for those it considers not to ‘fit in’. Can he survive such a savage place?
A dignified and proud old lady, haunted by the deafening silence of her life, embarks upon a final, incredible journey.
23 curiously magical tales from the mythical land of Anywhere (a place curiously similar to where you live…) to help you stay human in a world gone mad.
“Brilliant comic technique, and a glorious sense of moral outrage at the current mess in which our country seems mired, combine here to make a unique reading experience. Often laugh-out-loud funny, the real-life characters behind these innocuous fairy tales and fables hit you by surprise, a series of sharp rocks hidden in those snowballs. Amazingly, with all the faux-naievete and children’s book elements gleefully displayed here, the writing never becomes twee or condescending. I don’t know where this writer’s been all his life, but I intend to catch up with him, and keep an eye on where he’s headed next!… Bravo, Mr. Hennerly! Stay angry, and keep your books coming” -Vine Voice
“This is the most spiritually and intellectually worthwhile and inspiring read I have encountered in a very long time ever since my days as a theological studies student. To me it is a humanist masterpiece on par with my favorite classists such as Faulkner, Lawrence and Bellow. It subverts conventional morals and doctrines while anchoring the plot development and the characters upon what I would call authentic virtues, Intuitive Knowledge and Intuitive Truth. Hennerley speaks Truth in this world of lies that shackle us from birth and asphyxiate us into death, all the while conspiring against our very vitality of the spirit. I cannot wait to read more similar stories from Hennerley! Thank you Hennerley for shining a beacon of light amidst such darkness we live under.” -US REVIEWS