Friday, October 31, 2008

The Best Book in the World!

OK. So I might be a little biased! :-) I just wanted to share with you all a comment that Dusty received via email. It is from a customer that bought his book and emailed him with feedback. This is one of many emails that Dusty has received from people giving him positive feedback. I am so proud of him for just doing whatever it took to make this dream of his a reality. He worked so hard to bring this about. He doesn't give himself enough credit for all that he as done.

Dear Mr. Rhoads,

I received a copy of your book yesterday as a gift and had read the entire volume by night's end. Much like yourself, I became fascinated with Bogertophis subocularis as a child after reading Carl Kauffield's legendary Snakes: The Keeper and the Kept. For most of my life, however, I had neither the financial means nor the know-how necessary to acquire and keep this beautiful creature.

I recently welcomed into this world my first son—a son to whom I hope to impart a curiosity and compassion for all living things, and, in particular, snakes. Ultimately, I realized there would be no better species with which to introduce my son to the majesty of the serpents than a Trans Pecos Rat Snake; thus, approximately two weeks ago, I took possession of my first subocularis, a yearling female.

I would like to thank you for The Complete Subocularis. It is without question the finest species-specific text I have ever read, and I am already beginning to put many of the book's lessons—such as the creation of a naturalistic terrarium—to work. Your passion for the elegant snake we both love is evident throughout your book, and I'd like to thank you once again for publishing such an important addition to the snake lover's literary canon.

Best wishes,

Jason F.

Champaign, Illinois

5 comments:

Angela said...

WOW. That's awesome

Robert and Heather in Hawaii said...

Way to go Dusty. Some day when you're rich and famous even more- just remember us little guys.

Anonymous said...

That was a very nice comment from a satisfied reader. We have the book displayed on the top shelf of our media cabinet where all can see it. My name is in the book you know. I agree that it was an excellent book, even though I know nothing abouts snakes. Did I mention my name was in the book?

Poppy, Dad, Hubert, etc......

Dusty Rhoads said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the kind words.

Anonymous said...

Now did this person know it wasn't meant to be a coloring book? Just kidding!! Awesome!!