How my book was covered in the Shropshire Star
Dangerous to the status quo…
I have decided to republish my novel, Saving the World and Being Happy, as an ebook. The rights have reverted to me and the recent riots in England suggest the time is right.
Canadian academic, Bruce K. Alexander, says of it, “Dangerous to the status quo. It offers people a glimpse of hope…”. (There were many other positive reviews.)
I am considering renaming it (please visit the online poll on the title) and am also wanting a new cover and so I am looking for a cover designer. Would someone like to do the latter in return for a credit and a share of any income? The information below and the reviews may help you. If you have any ideas please contact me.
Business as Unusual meets The World According to Garp and Adrian Mole meets No Logo as Saving the World and Being Happy (The Computer Ager) charts the progress of Nathaniel Papulous from a dysfunctional childhood in English suburbia to the frontlines of the battle against the global tyranny of the transnational corporations.Driven by a desire to win the affections of Rosemary, his childhood dream girl, and an obsession with modelling the ageing process on computer, things often go wrong for Nathaniel, but he makes it in the end, founding the International Hope-ist Movement and bringing Bear Mudrock, ruthless media tycoon, and Tyrone Silversmith, manipulative pharmaceuticals boss, to their knees. Along the way he faces many temptations and distractions, develops an interest in Pre-Raphaelite art and a passion for Scottish traditional music, and undergoes extensive plastic surgery. Ultimately he discovers what really matters in life… and saves the world.
- The machinations of global corporations in their quest to maximise profit and obey the diktats of market forces, regardless of harm to people and the environment.
- How the above may be overcome – detailed strategy.
- The destructive effect of poverty and injustice on the human spirit and body.
- The power of advertising and the media.
- The exploitation of and fostering of women’s insecurities by the so-called beauty industry.
- The vulnerability of the human conscience.
- The power and nature of love – requited and unrequited.
- The importance of music and a sense of community.
Here’s an interesting article on cover design.