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  1. Cheers and absolutely love the blog and Prague. Been to there tiwice, once in Septemeber of 2005 and again in July 2006. Cheers and let me know if you would like to order my new book. Layden

  2. Hi, thanks for “liking” my worpress page. Still a work in progress. I’ve linked it to my website amjandia.com so feel free to stop by and say hi.

    I look forward to devouring your words 😉

  3. Thanks for the Like. I read your Smoking in Prague blog and… well.. wow. That is a crazy story. I really liked it. I was easy to read and very intriguing. It makes me wonder who you are what your life is really like. http://www.tattoosbymelissa.com/

    1. I thought your account of rescuing “Pepe le Pew” was a great piece of comic writing. And to have TWO of them fall into the window-well….??

      1. Aw, I didn’t get a notification of your reply here. It’s very sweet though. Believe it or not we had another one fall in a week later before we wised up and covered the opening with three planks of wood and a broom handle.
        I love your awesome writing!

  4. great stories. I will surely be back to read more and maybe even to convince you to send a few to Chai Kadai. Thank you for visiting us.

    Chai Kadai

  5. Thanks for the visit over to my place. Glad I found your blog. I just read ‘Smoking in Prague 1’ . Your work is deeps and full of meaning. I will continue with the other writings when I can. Great writing.

  6. Thanks for the like. If i start off hitting like on each post, I will spend a long time doing it 🙂 good stuff!

  7. Visited Prague for the first time in August. That Germany/Czech trek reset my car-bound American clock. Thanks for visiting my blog. Now savoring yours. JBW

  8. Hey fellow Bristolian, glad you like my growing card set on art rat. Am looking forward to reading your work. I’ve been following that amazing Graffiti symposium off of Bristol’s center – a much cooler city now than when I lived there (early 60s). Will call again after I’ve read your writings.

  9. Amazing… as I said , this is some solid writing… whoouuu! Imagine how surprised and flattered I was to find out you’ll be following my blog. My posting is sporadic, as I spend – as I should – most of my (writing) time working to finish my novel. I’ll try to be present more often, and to deserve your attention. Your stuff is inspirational… I’m reading you ( again) this afternoon… yeh… solid writing.

  10. Hello!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for liking one of my posts!

    I’ve read a few of your pieces here and enjoy your style. It’s very natural, and minimalist without being overly stark.

    I’ve added a link to your blog to my blogroll, and I look forward to stopping by when I can.


  11. I truly enjoyed your writing; you do paint with words; as an artist I could paint each of your characters just by the way you write them.. very real, and earthy… thanks for the great read

  12. The string of compliments from other bloggers can only say so much of my awe for you. Well done, and thank you for the like, even though seemed like a little friendly gesture 🙂 I wish you well!

  13. Just discovered your site, greatly enjoying your work. Thankyou for making me aware.


  14. I was in Prague for a week in 1969, about a year after the Warsaw Pact invasion. It seemed as if the whole city wanted to exchange money with me (an obviously looking American) on the black market. Even the coatcheck lady at the Opera invited me to tea at her place after the opera for that expressed purpose. Kafka’s house was closed. I suppose the idea of telling the story of Joseph K was incompatible to the socialist state.

  15. Thank you for the “like”. I am completely enthralled with your stories. Thank you for giving me something beautiful to read.

  16. Thanks for the like, you’ve got a cool blog here.

    Also, I love what you said about how technology can now dictate the work. I’d say that extends to all media you can consume online. I pay attention to music mostly, and the digital age, with all its distractions, rewards artists for creating songs that are more instantly catchy (and probably shorter). Additionally, a person once devoted a part of his life to leaving his house to purchase music and then actually listening to it, so the music itself became more of an experience. But now, that same person can hop online, grab The Most Downloaded Album by The Next Best Thing, and listen to it while working out. Something has definitely been lost, and I assume the same applies to literature.

  17. Your blog is worth viewing, i enjoyed/stalked every post you published, and each one is better than the other, and thanks for liking my posts it meant alot coming from a great writer like you, thanks!!!

  18. I read this after reading a few of your posts (Berlin Diaries. namely). The fact that the posts are fictitious clarifies a lot. Great site.

  19. Thanks for your visit and liking one of my posts 🙂 I will come and visit you page as well.Your blog is impressive and interesting to follow. Have fun writing and blogging.

  20. Thank you very much for liking my post – it was still a post in progress, was not supposed to be published yet, so i appreciate that it was absolutely horrible.
    Your writing is phenomenal keep it up.

  21. Thank you for liking my two posts, it means a lot coming from such an obvious talent as yourself with such a large following! Thank you 🙂

  22. I can only echo what others have said, and start reading from the beginning.

  23. I enjoy reading your writings, and it’s gonna be a long read for me with such little time at hand, yet I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Thanks for liking my last post.

  24. asjellis, thanks for dropping by true outsider. Like your blog very much and will stay tuned to it. Have to check it out over time. Very dense info. Had just run across an interesting Philip Roth quote in the NY Times Book Review on the new Ingo Schulze novel:

    “As Czechoslovakia becomes a free, democratic consumer society, you writers are going to find yourselves bedeviled by a number of new adversaries from which strangely enough, repressive, sterile totalitarianism protected you,” Philip Roth told Ivan Klima in another conversation.” I am speaking about that great trivializer of everything, commercial television.”

  25. You’ve made me rethink my resistance to e-books. It’s a rare rainy day here in Arizona, America, and I want to curl up with your stories, but I can’t wrap my arms around this dinosaur of a computer which is currently staring me in the face. Thanks for the “Like” which led me to discover your blog…and perhaps an addition to my Christmas wish list.

  26. i found you in de-fine: “the spinning machine takes the roving, thins it and twists it, creating yarn which it winds onto a bobbin.” and as bobbins go, this one has lips; you pluck of them voice. speaking your read,

  27. Thanks for the Like on my post. I’ve just read Smoking and liked it so much, that I’ve put it on my twitter and Facebook and am now following your blog

  28. Wow, you’re work is great! I’m so glad I found your site! I’ll definitely be following you from now on. Have a good one!

  29. Your stories are beautiful, the atmosphere is thick and it’s all 100% believable. I thought this was a memoir. Your work is incredible. The melancholy tone makes each moment seem like a single worn snapshot in something dusty and timeless that has been rolling on wearily since the beginning of time and will go on forever.

  30. Thank you for your generous like of my brand new blog! Thank you for enjoying my watercolours, and it is a pleasure to read your stories and learn more about you and your world.

  31. Thanks for liking my post about Ernest Lee “The Chicken Man!” He’s such a nice guy and he’s loved locally, so to see that someone who doesn’t live locally likes him too is really exciting! I hope you continue to check in on my blog- if you have any suggestions about artists or designs to post about, definitely let me know!

  32. Thanks for visiting…..your blog is quite intriguing….will follow…..exciting to find fresh writing…addictive…

  33. You have a unique, almost old world writing style which I find very interesting and inviting. I will definitely be spending more time on your pages.

  34. thanks for liking my post. Your writing is great – for a long time I’ve been wanting to put some of my stories online, but have always been wary of the stealers and second-handers. Your blog inspires me 🙂

  35. Beautiful writing, thanks for the like. Its a compliment coming from a gifted writer such as yourself. Will pop back again methinks!!

  36. thanks for taking the time to like The Right Vessel. I will get a pizza, as it is tea-time and read yours. Thanks again!!

  37. A.S.J. – I wanted to thank you for “liking” my article “From Gags to Pitches.” I have been working really hard to improve my written voice on my website/blog, as it were, and I am glad that someone noticed. This was the only way I knew how to send you a message, so I hope that this finds you well. Thank you for reading. Hopefully you read more in the future. Thanks again and again. Eliot

    P.S. I added your site to my Google Reader feed instead of subscribing. I like what you do.

  38. Thanks for visiting my blog today and clicking on the “like” button on my most recent post. Good luck on publishing your novel and please let me know when it is available. Cheers!

  39. Thanks for the like. It means a lot coming from a writer who knows what he’s doing. I’ll be dropping by here and here to learn more. 🙂

  40. thanks for the liking. i aspire to your terseness, but i can’t seem to get there, too full of myself. i’ll think, then write ‘existential obesity.’ see what i mean? drawing works better, there i get somewhere –gain something– without losing my breath.

  41. Hi there. Just wanted to say big thanks for stopping by my blog and “liking” one of my posts! I really appreciate it. You are getting a lot of positive comments so I will have a read of some of your writing! Best wishes, Steven (http://perfectchaos.org)

  42. Thanks for visiting my blog, friend. I enjoyed browsing around yours, too, and will definitely be back! – Laura

  43. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the like. Being new to this I would welcome any feedback or advice you might have…I enjoyed browsing your work and your thoughts on publishing, books vs. ebooks etc. – Peace

  44. Hi,
    Thank you for the “like” on thatlou.com. Next time you’re in Paris, if you feel like going on a treasure hunt at the Louvre, you know where to find me!
    In the meantime I look forward to reading Smoking in Prague and The Berlin Diaries.
    Kind regards,

  45. Thanks, I love the theories, the comparisons, thoughts and conversations galore! You’ve given me some great reading time.

  46. your writing has inspired me so much, you are so talented, i love your blog and your words. nominated you for the inspirational blogger award if you feel like participating in this you can click here http://bluelilystorm.wordpress.com/885-2/ can’t wait to read more of your work.

  47. Thank you for stopping by and “liking” my “rouge et noir”. I’m quite impressed by the many positive messages you’ve received … I’ve got to read your blog.

  48. Thanks for stopping by. Having been to Europe (some time ago) I can relate to some of the imagery you have going in your stories. American way of thinking, doing, being, is so different from European. Your stories are a definite change-up from what I’ve been reading lately. I should get back to the UK someday…
    Blue Skies,

  49. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking a post. Thank you also for posting great stories. I read Berlin Diaries 1 and Smoking in Prague – both very atmospheric and giving a clear picture of their places. I’ll be back to read more in the future.

  50. I love Berlin and reading parts of The Berlin Diaries just made me feel like home 🙂 Please continue writing I love your stories!!!

  51. Wow, so I started reading a segment of the Berlin Diaries when I first checked out your blog and I immediately got hooked. I had to start from the first of the series and these are really good! I’m so engaged by your writing and it’s almost like I can visualize every scenario as you jot them down. This site and the writing are wonderful sir and I wish you the very best in your future endeavors. I’m definitely going to be keeping up with future progress, because now I have to keep up with these amazing stories!

  52. I’m following you because my inner voice tells me I’ll become a better writer just by reading you. Nice work. ~Gerean

  53. Thanks for the like on my post! You are a very good writer. You know how to captivate your reader’s attention. It is truly a gift you were born with. Keep using it!

  54. Hey, thanks a lor for looking at ScienceSprings. You are a real writer, asnd you can see that i am not. I do the blog because I love it, and because the normal press does not cover basic scientific research.

  55. You are a very talented writer, A.S.J Ellis. I look forward to reading more. Thanks so much for your like on my blog. I truly appreciate it. Good luck!

  56. Thanks for stopping by chaos to clarity today! I am intrigued by your blog and am looking forward to reading your stories!

  57. Thanks for stopping by Just Bob’s World and saying hello. Enjoyed reading some of your work. Good stuff. You have an ability to paint with words that perfectly captures the experience leaving the reader wanting more. Reading the piece about riding the train in Berlin brought to mind the 80’s album, Pleasure Victum, by Berlin, especially the song, Metro. When reading your piece the tune popped into my head. Thanks for the resurrection of the memories. I’ll definitely be reading more of your work.

  58. Sorry to be slow to respond to your kind contact. This blogging thing is quite new to me! It seems we both like to provide readers with a reasonably lengthy read, though it’s often advised against!
    I confess that, not being particularly well travelled, I am a bit resentful of travel writing and prefer fiction. Not read enough of your work yet, but my favourite line so far is: “I remember thinking this man had probably arrived a millionaire.” There’s a story in that!

      1. Apologies for this case of foot in mouth syndrome! I look forward to reading your work with more care and attention when I get the chance.

  59. Thanks for liking my post about Birdman. I have to say I love the style of your blog. I’ve signed up to follow and look forward to reading more of your work.

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