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  1. I just finished reading “The Will”. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was very pleased with how everything tied together at the end. I was left with one question. The dogs appearance and disappearances wasn’t explained. I would love to know what plot you had to their integration into his life. Everything else tied so nicely.

    Thank you for sharing your imagination with us. It was a wonderful journey.

    • Thank you, Linda. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

      No one asked me that before, but it’s a great question. The dogs were for comic relief and worked in nicely with Maggie introducing him to the Marx Brothers. As you may recall, he named the dogs after them.

      I considered having Josh adopt the dogs, but his little apartment was too small. Also, when the story ended, he was still unaware that he had earned the money. I like to think that after he marries Maggie, he would move to a house with a big yard for his “coaches” to run around in.

      The dogs came from nowhere, but in a way, so did everyone who befriended Josh. In other words, once he committed to the list, the universe began to nudge people in his direction (see the Goethe/William H. Murray quote in the book: page 111-112). The dogs wandering into his life was just one of many synchronicities that began to manifest once Josh began to live in a more deliberate and life-affirming fashion.

      I hope this helps!

      Thanks again, and if you liked The Will, please check out my new novel, Murphy’s Luck. I think you’ll like that too. You’re always welcome to contact me at benjamin@benjaminlaskin.com

      All the best!


  2. I just finished Murphy’s Luck and thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me stop and THINK and just BE. I haven’t juggled yet but thinking about it. It is a fun book, keep up the good work.

    • Hi K. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it. Thrilled you enjoyed the book! If you liked MURPHY’S LUCK, then I think you’d like THE WILL too. Thanks again and have a great week ahead! – Benjamin

  3. LDawley
    I have read ‘Murphy’s Luck’ and it was a life raft in a sea of chaos. It has done my soul the world of good.

    • Hi Linda,
      Thanks very much. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wish you calmer waters and smooth sailing ahead! (If you need a life preserver too, you might want to slip into my novel “The Will” as well 🙂 – All the best, Benjamin

  4. I loved Murphy’s Luck. First time for me to read your books. I’ll be reading some more of yours. Thank you for this refreshing story.

    • Hi Lola,
      Thanks for reading Murphy’s Luck. I appreciate you gave one of my books a chance. Those who like Murphy’s Luck also tend to enjoy my novel “The Will” and my new series of books, “The Amazing Adventures of 4¢ Ned.”
      All the very best, and thanks again! -Benjamin

  5. Hi, just finished Murphy’s Luck. Absolutely loved it and will definitely try another of your offerings in the near future. Refreshingly ridiculous and easy read.

    • Hi Barry,
      Thanks! Glad you got a few chuckles from it. “Refreshingly ridiculous” – I like that! If you’re looking for more ridiculousness, you might give my new 4¢ Ned Coinworld series a read. Thanks very much for saying hello! – Benjamin

  6. Hi Benjamin, I was really pleasantly surprised by ‘The Will!’ At first I thought it was just another novel about a hedonistic self absorbed yuppie. It developed from there into something far more intriguing as Josh developed as a person! Great writing, & well done!

    • Hi Graeme!
      Thanks much for the kind words. I’m really glad you enjoyed the book! Josh starts as a bit of a jerk, but it is his transformation that makes the book a satisfying and fun read, I hope. Glad you thought so! All the best! – Benjamin

  7. Loved Murphy’s Luck.. The power of positivity, and the thought that we are going through life only half awake! Excited to start the coin series. Thanks!

    • Hi Janey!
      Thanks for the hello, and for the review, too! I’m glad Murphy put a smile on your face, and I think 4¢ Ned might keep it there. 🙂 People who like Murphy’s Luck seem to also really like the upbeat and inspiring story that is The Will. Have a terrific summer, and thanks again!

  8. Hello Benjamin, I just finished reading 4 Cent Ned and immediately purchased book 2 of the series. I have read a few books that use inanimate objects as character such as the sci-fi classic Flatlanders, and another one by Tom Robbins that follows a paper bag and a spoon as they travel across the USA. Must be a difficult theme to write about, because there are so few books of this type out there.

    I truly enjoyed you book, the paragraphs read like poetry with a certain rhythm that was an absolute joy to partake in. I do enjoy good rhythm in a well written novel. It’s almost like reading a song. Is this something that you work at achieving or does it just come naturally to you? I can’t wait to read some of your other books just to partake in your wonderfully written songs!


    • Hi Heidrun,
      Thanks very much for the kind words. I’ve replied to your comments at the email address you provided. If you haven’t received it, please let me know.

  9. I enjoyed getting to know Murphy. I enjoyed reading a book that I didn’t have to be ashamed to leave sitting on an end table

    • Hi Mary,
      Thanks very much for the kind words. Glad you hear you like Murphy. I’m pleased to think of the book sitting on your end table too! I hope you get an equally big kick out of Murphy 2. All the best! -Benjamin

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