Wednesday 27 March 2013

Rock Lobster, Rock. Goodreads Giveaway.

I've set up a Goodreads giveaway for The Rocks Below in case you feel like taking a gentle punt.

Here's where to check in:

In the meantime, in a bid to get the juices flowing, here are the reviews to date:

"5 stars Aesop Is Appauding March 26, 2013

Format:Kindle Edition

Apollonius of Tyana said of the Greek tale teller Aesop: like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths

In "The Rocks Below" Nigel Bird proves that he is much the same as that revered old scribe. Slowly and easily, through the multiple of points of view of the inhabitants of a small seaside town it becomes plain that . . . something . . . is happening. Something strange and deadly and unknown. And there are monsters out there in the dark. Hungry ones.

Yeah, it does sound like a horror movie, doesn't it? But, as you read along, you will find it's not at all like that. You will find it's story about people you'd like to know in a town you'd like to visit and, somehow, you know, just know, that everything is going to be all right. At least you keep hoping that is the case and as it turns out . . . well I'm not going to spoil the story, now am I? Just read it for yourself and find out. It will give you a shudder and lots of laughter and maybe a tear or two and, just like that old, bearded and wise Greek slave, teach you, without a trace of preaching, a valuable truth that applies to this oh-so-modern day and age completely.

Totally enjoyable read from a master story teller."
"5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating! 19 Mar 2013

By Jonny_S

Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

This book was full of surprises and a bit scary at some points. One of the best books that I have read. I read this book from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. I kept reading even when I was tired and my mum found me with my glasses still on asleep. I would recommend it to all. Angus (age 11)"
Big thanks to those reviewers, by the way.  I think that youngsters distilling their thoughts and putting them down is to be encouraged and applauded. 
One spring chicken and one evergreen - how delightful.

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