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  • Paul Jameson

Reading Again...

Having just finished LIFE OF MAGGOT, and having not decided what to work on next, I'm going to take a wee bit of time out. One of the things I'm going to get back to is reading. I love reading, always have, but with my mental illness my brain has in effect been rewired to find it very difficult - impossible even, when I'm writing. It's a thing I want to stretch myself on, so that I can do both. Surely that's not a step too far?


Anyways, I started a read whilst proofing Maggot...


THE TELEPORTER by Lee Hall

Humour is not my usual genre at all, but Lee was putting it out as a free introduction to his work and I decided to give it a go. Indeed, the last kitsch humorous book I read was 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' some 38 years ago, so something of a million miles from what I normally read.

But...


Somewhat like a cheesy Wotsit, I really enjoyed it. Written in the style of a '50s Dime Novel that has a dance with Stan Lee's Deadpool, it's full of throwaway lines, dark humour, and well used tropes born of too much alcohol. It's an easy read, light, well-written and good fun. If you're into tongue in cheek humour, you'll not be disappointed.


You can also follow Lee on Twitter

@lhallwriter

Or find out more about Lee and his writing on his website: https://leehallwriter.com/

And if you're a writer, I'd certainly recommend doing both. You see Lee is something of a godsend to the writing community. A lot of his time and effort is spent supporting and helping other authors by reading and reviewing books, but also providing his own insights and lessons on writing, self-publishing, and the dark art of marketing books in this digital age - the latter being something I'm not very good at.


 

If there's a topic you'd like me to consider in a blog, a book you think I really need to read and review, or a TV Series you think I'd enjoy (and you'd like me to include it in my blog) drop me a line and let me know.


Finally. If you do buy my books. Thank you.

And let me know what you think. Get in touch on Twitter. I'm always there; a writer, you see...


 


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