Blog Post 49

Though I am a prolific reader of both Fiction and Non-Fiction I rarely read short stories or novellas.  This week however I made an exception and read a novella for the Kindle called Texting Orwell, by Ian Little.

Texting Orwell by Ian Little

TextingOrwell

Daniel and Debbie are employed at the same delivery company, Daniel is a delivery driver and Debbie works in the depot.  Daniel really likes Debbie and is keen to start a relationship with her.  However Daniel is a timid creature and has to date been unable to express his feelings for Debbie.  On the day in which the story is set Debbie phones in sick.  Daniel sees this as an opportunity to show that he cares for Debbie and decides to text her.  However as Daniel goes about his rounds he realises that he is quite uncertain what to say.   The unfolding story narrated from the perspective of both Daniel and Debbie follows their procrastinating efforts to communicate with one another.

Texting Orwell is essentially a light-hearted and humorous love story, in which the author’s lavatorial sense of humour is in evidence throughout.   I look forward to reading the author’s second book, Hell in the Kitchen.

……………………………………………………………………………………….

If you haven’t already you might be interested in checking out the Book Review section of this website.  There are currently twenty-five reviews for a wide range of books by authors such as John Steinbeck, George Orwell, Bret Easton Ellis, Hilary Mantel, Gustave Flaubert and many others.

……………………………………………………………………………………………….

Guy Portman is the author of Charles Middleworth,  a humorous tale of the unexpected.  Charles Middleworth is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both paperback and on the Kindle.

font_3

The following is the blurb for Charles Middleworth:

What happens when Adrian, an actuary, has his banal and predictable existence turned upside down by sinister forces that he can neither understand nor control?  How will he react to a revelation that leaves his life in turmoil?  Will he surrender or strive for redemption in an altered world, where rationality, scientific logic and algorithms no longer provide the answers?

See what reviewers are saying about Charles Middleworth:

‘An insightful and humorous tale of the unexpected’

‘A sardonic delight.  If Thackeray had lived in the 21st century, then he might have written Charles Middleworth.’

‘Charles Middleworth is a literary masterpiece with a carefully woven plot.’

 

Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2015. Guyportman's Blog

%d bloggers like this: