Monday, March 18, 2013

Scribbling by Jonathan Gould #weeklyshorts

Weekly Shorts is a fun meme hosted by Kriss at Cabin Goddess. This is a great way to find something to read that doesn't take long and doesn't cost much. Kriss generally posts hers on Sunday but this isn't a day specific meme so you can find new reads all week long.

Scribbling is the first story that I've read by Jonathan Gould. It is actually the second adventure of Neville Lansdowne but you definitely don't need to have read Doodling to enjoy Scribbling.

Gould has a great story-telling technique, taking unusual characters and a quirky storyline then layering in social commentary. The story can be enjoyed on the surface or you can really think about the choices that the characters make and the events that result from those choices by applying a larger world view. I look forward to reading about Neville's first adventure and I've heard rumor that there may be a third Neville adventure later this year.

The sequel to the Goodreads Choice semi-finalist Doodling

Neville Lansdowne pushed the world out of shape.

He didn't mean to do it. He didn't even realise he had done it. If you had asked him, he would have said that, as far as he could tell, the world was the wrong shape to begin with.

In a world that is totally the wrong shape, Neville meets a new bunch of eccentric characters, and embarks on another strange and wholly unexpected adventure.

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