July 2 2018

The Alphabets of Life – for mortals by Lancelot Quadras


About the author: Lancelot Trevor Quadras is mean, whimsical and not the average guy. Since 2015, he follows a New Year resolution diligently of not regretting. This has brought out the best in him. The experiences + moments are worth it all. For what is life without moments?

Book Blurb: “The Alphabets of Life” is a collection of rare and unusual words which are related to experiences and emotions we go through every day. How these experiences can help one avoid making the wrong call and doing the right thing forms the crux of this journey.

Review: When a word perfectly captures a human truth, humans respond to it in the same way that they respond to a beautiful melody. They smile. They nod their heads. They tell others of their discovery. Lancelot in his present book The Alphabets of Life – for mortals wraps your tongue around the lexical rarities he offers up to his readers. He provides 26 hand-selected rarities and breathes life into them with his lucid descriptions of their meaning and engaging examples of their usage. You no longer have to be at a loss for words or reach for the clichéd and commonplace. The English language is brimming with ambrosial alternatives, and this compendium offers the cream of the crop. Filled with words to be treasured for their elegant precision, from Bulwark to Frisson to Chinwag to Kalon to Snell to Obolary to Wale – this book is the perfect handbook for writers, an excellent resource for communicators, and an entertaining read for anyone with an appetite for the very brightest gems of the English language. Words are fun, power, essential to happiness. Some of these words, OK, deserve to be put to rest, they’re awkward at best, strange, dissonant, weird would be a kind description. But that’s kind of the fun too. You don’t want just useful words, you want words to confound, dissociate, discombobulate and just plain put some annoying people in their place from time to time. Especially when you write it into a book where you know it can’t help but draw notice and its alive for another day, month, year. This is an entertaining book. It adds a little color to learning new words. If you love words, you will love this book. You can sit and read it all the way through or leave it somewhere and pick it up from time to time or both. Guaranteed to fascinate and stimulate anyone who cares about the English language.

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Posted July 2, 2018 by Novemberschild in category "Book Reviews

About the Author

I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.


  1. By Lancelot Quadras on

    I’m glad you found the words interesting and funny and weird.
    That was my purpose from the very start of this challenge since 3 years.
    I wanted to share rare and weird words and my understanding of these words.
    Your review makes me feel very good.
    It made me smile on a Monday morning!
    Thank you so much.

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