Recent Reviews for Larry Pontius
Waking Walt (Book) - 11/1/2012 3:49:07 AM|
What a great premise for a story. A story were just the premise compells you to see what it is. Like 'Capricorn One' (the movie) or 'The Manchurian Candidate'. Congratulations Larry on getting the book done.
Waking Walt (Book) - 10/22/2003 8:35:33 PM
We may never know why the official announcement of Walt Disney’s death was delayed until the following day, December 16, 1966. Or why the press and the world was not informed that he had passed; unceremoniously cremated and his ashes interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. There are those who do know, however.
The legend of Walt Disney lives on as do the Urban Legends surrounding Walt Disney’s death. In the fictional book, Waking Walt by Larry Pontius, we meet the creative genius himself as told through this refreshingly funny, heartfelt book, Waking Walt. Larry Pontius’ writing is a tribute to all that continue to believe in the magic of The Wonderful World of Disney.
Forty years passed since Walt…left. During his lifetime, Walt surrounded himself with bankers, lawyers and a few close friends. These well chosen people held a secret they would take to their grave…literally…if they don’t find the Linaquil needed to cure Walt Disney’s lung cancer. Their plan is to bring Walt back from…where was he? Dead? Frozen?…Ahhh yes, the magic of Cryonics.
Put aside hostile takeovers, a difficult genius, and a secret big enough to blow the lid off of everything surrounding immortality, Waking Walt, by Larry Pontius, is a story about friendship, trust, and how we are never to old to learn about ourselves; something Walt Disney himself would enjoy.
Just as Walt had a knack for the creation of cartoon characters that became quilted into the fabric of our American lifestyle and around the world, Larry Pontius has captured the very essence of what made Walt Disney the man he was and the man America still cherishes.
You won’t find a saint in Waking Walt, but it is a book of twists and turns with no ends left to dangle. This humorous tale leads us through forty-years Walt needs to catch up on. Remote controls, computers, the Internet and the first man on the moon leave the genius awed and excited. What else does he have to learn…plenty…and he better be quick about it.
Waking Walt (Book) - 4/9/2003 8:13:58 AM
Your book sounds great and I can't wait to buy one at the meeting in May. We are all looking forward to hearing you.
Call me if you need more info. I did tell you that we meet at 10 a.m. You are welcome to join us for breakfast at Robb & Stuckey. The program will start at 11:30 after our meeting is finished. I do need to make a reservation for you and I believe you said that you were bringing someone with you. Please let me know the name.
A Creature of Habit (Short Story) - 9/19/2006 5:47:30 PM
when i first started reading i had a feeling she was having an affair with the doctor, but i was suprised at the ending. really good story
A Creature of Habit (Short Story) - 5/26/2005 3:14:46 PM
oh, boy...that ending really got to me. wow! great writing!
Awakening (Poetry) - 7/26/2009 6:34:52 AM
nothing on the page dear man..Hugss
Awakening (Poetry) - 7/25/2009 10:53:36 AM
Dusty Mornings (Poetry) - 5/22/2004 10:10:03 AM
Great portrait painted, Larry. Love and peace. Regis
I am Man (Poetry) - 2/24/2004 1:30:55 AM
And all that is in between hinges on our fragile choices, yet all the effects thereof, seem to be set in concrete! What an enigma - and again you have painted it so well!!!
Dusty Mornings (Poetry) - 2/24/2004 1:22:58 AM
Brilliant, Larry! You have drawn us such a clear picture! Ohhhh, I've got a great picture in my image library for this - A picture of an older fisherman in all his wet weather gear, caught in a quiet, reflective moment as he draws on his long stemmed pipe in the half light. An exceptional write with a PERFECT conclusion!
How Far Away Is Far Away (Poetry) - 1/21/2004 10:30:06 AM
"are we there yet?" this was cool. as you said sometimes crossing a room is harder than crossing the earth to get to someone.
Dusty Mornings (Poetry) - 1/21/2004 10:28:33 AM
like this very much, but i tripped over your "barefoot feet." excellent view of the sand before you, liked to concrete without footprints. you came full circle with this piece.
How Far Away Is Far Away (Poetry) - 1/21/2004 10:22:22 AM
How touching! I know why she's in love with you. This was perfect. Lisa
Close Your Eyes (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 4:08:35 PM
EXCELLENT and well written poetry!
Close Your Eyes (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 3:11:08 PM
So that's why I like to sleep in of a morning! Thanks, Larry.
The Cost of Growing Up (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 1:20:34 PM
This took me into vortices of memories, and it was a pleasant ride! The older I get, the faster it goes and even though I end up in different places, the 'warp' is familiar, because I go through it constantly with my children.... Kind of like experiencing what they are momentarily experiencing, through the vehicle of my own memories... Now does that make sense?!
Anyway, Larry, this was a very well written piece that I enjoyed very much!
Watching Words Walk Up The Wall (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 12:59:33 PM
"Your sheet tangled body
lies asleep now,
wombed around a pillow"
Gorgeous imagery, Larry!
The Second Million Times (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 12:56:52 PM
Larry, this is beautiful!
A soft, gentle tribute to a nurtured love.
A balm to the disillusioned and an encouragement to seasoned lovers.
The Second Million Times (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 12:53:54 PM
Excellent romantic expression, Larry.
Mad Money (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 6:55:22 PM
i really like this a lot... excellent!
Mad Money (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 2:58:38 PM
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ain't this sweet--well done!
i'm always mad, because i don't HAVE any money left after bills! bills keep increasing, but not the ole paycheck LOL
(((HUGS))) and love,
The Boob Tube (Poetry) - 10/31/2003 2:57:34 PM
gotta love that ole boob tube...but they need new programming! i'm watching the same movie! LOL
excellent, thought provoking piece--well done!
(((HUGS))) and happy boo day to you,
Warm Harbor (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 8:26:02 PM
<Looking down at Kay>Geez there she goes again stealing every word in the dictionary to describe a write...LOL
This is a lovely piece and you've depicted that paper boat so well! I loved the whimsy at the end! BRAVO!
Warm Harbor (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 4:35:40 PM
You sound very handy,will you come and do my housework when yours is done?
I just adored the ending of this poem,it made me smile.A funny, witty ,cute, true, wise poem.
Two Happys (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 2:29:07 PM
you capture the child perfectly in this excellent little gem! :)
(((HUGS))) and love,
karla. :) *still smiling*
Two Happys (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 2:27:33 PM
Kids seem to be able to wrap life up in tight little packages.
Liked this one.
The Cost of Growing Up (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 12:28:13 PM
excellent write; i enjoyed this~ (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :D
The Cost of Growing Up (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 12:20:54 PM
This is gold.
I often wonder the same things.
The Lemonade Tree (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 5:51:48 PM
The child in me adored this poem. Sweet blessings to ya!
The Lemonade Tree (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 3:17:06 PM
The Lemonade Tree (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 1:45:45 PM
Just wonderful. It's good not always to be sooo adult as to miss the wonder...
The Lemonade Tree (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 12:40:21 PM
Great write Larry!!!
The Lemonade Tree (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 12:29:49 PM
Heartfelt write indeed!!!
The Lemonade Tree (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 12:27:06 PM
I am Man (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 12:13:51 PM
Solid expression. lgl
Buttermilk Sundays (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 12:12:27 PM
Liked this. lgl
I am Man (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 12:07:02 PM
very good write!