How dreadful boredom is. If I were offered all the glories or all the torments of the world, I would not turn over to attain or avoid.
Give man every earthly blessing, satisfy his every desire, quench his slightest thirst, and he would still destroy what he has—just to prove his freedom.
A brilliant story … filled with lessons of will-power and the challenge and love of life in spite of difficulty.
A story of discovery and enchantment … about the challenge of free will and the human condition … that culminates in an instant of pure magic and revelation.
An engaging and quirky view of philosophy from the perspective of an unlikely sage: the Oriental Firebelly Toad.
I have never read anything like it. This frog/toad story is more human than most of the people-centric tales I consider each day.
Firebelly illuminates and elucidates the ideas of being and freedom and caring. The story is enjoyable as a tale and mind-stretching as an allegory.
Gorgeous art deco stamping on the front and spine–Bravo! (Judges comments, hardcover edition English)