A teaser from my forthcoming novel
Fantastic! This is just one example of why I, for one, cannot wait to see this book in print! I only wish a Hardback copy is available at the same time - oh, and that you could sign it with your own blood...
Looking forward to reading the whole thing, Danger!
Very much looking forward to reading the whole book in November, keep up the good work.
So, in a way you were the matchmaker, for a match made in heaven. Lol
I really enjoy your style of writing. So much detail in your writing but the right amount of humour mixed with a difficult subject matter. I’m looking forward to the full novel.
Very good Chris. Reads very well. I havent quite had an encounter like that abroad but I have had stuff in that ball park. Completely non-committal is they way to go until they fuck off (unless of course you can physically intimidate them and tell them to fuck off).
Interestingly I found the Manc MMA fighter even more depressing than the closeted nonce.
Wow, it's the way you tell it. Can't wait for the full novel with audio , accessible version!! I just love the sound of your voice , so for me an audio version, you'd make a mint xx either way brilliant
6 yrs you sure? Short n sweet, well short and probably very violent, but you get the drift, nice one.
I felt quite uncomfortable,on edge reading that,guess partially because of my own violent past situations,but also because of the the way it was written in a good way...
It'll be out by Christmas!
Looking forward the book , This teaser has made me want more :)
Amazing!!! I’m always blown away by your storytelling and ability to describe complex human emotion in a way that's hilarious but painfully true.
Really terrific work, I was so into it and can’t wait to read the full novel. You truly are a master of picaresque :-)
Nice one Chris. Stop grooming me from your base in Cambodia
Enjoyed this one a lot. As that first encounter ends in looking over the impressive form of a fighters back muscles, you jump straight to the strong contrast of small mugs, little rectangle paper bags of sugar and pouring most of it out. Such a nicely feeble action; 'most of it' to set the scene and your situation in that room.
Then the obnoxious stranger. Really well described, his casual obscenity yet the restless paranoia.
The real pleasure here, as with a lot of your writing, is reading these calm but keen assessments of someone's somewhat fractured mental state. Honest, brutally so at times but humane and more often than not, hilarious. '...trauma dancing on the brink of his sanity'. Great, energetic line ...poor lad!
It's hard to write sweet at the risk of sounding trite or insipid but the 'waitress who had put a small part of the world right by smiling again' was lovely, spot on.
Another sharp turn, the quick cruelty of the wind up and a satisfying bit of commotion, off camera, as this cracking scene ends.
Cheers for a great read, Chris.
Looking forward to more.
I know we take the piss about the time taken to write said book but it looks like it's going to be worth the weight.....In gold.
Wow, what would you like for dessert? Just........
This is a great taster fot the upcoming novel. It drags me into the characters life, environment and time of which I have little or no experience( other than a holiday in Phuket ) Similar to all of the substacks it is not an endearing tale but somehow keeps me in there....my long record of reading both fiction and non fiction tells me this will be a good piece