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.
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.
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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.
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