These past (almost) two weeks have been such a wonderful whirlwind of setting up this blog. I have been so lucky to be advised by fellow bloggers and a fabulous bookish friend, I am so grateful for the support that I have been given, especially when I became so close to just giving up.
I’d also like to thank Indie author Nathan O’Hagan who provided me with my first physical proof of Everything Falls Apart to review and blog, although I think I only had two posts up and running. I think that was a confidence turning point for me!
*Taken from ‘About the Author’*
“Nathan grew up on Merseyside, and now lives in Northamptonshire with his wife and two children and works full time for the NHS. After spending most of his teens and twenties in various unsuccessful bands, Nathan eventually turned his hand to writing.
He regularly writes features and reviews for the online fanzine God Is In The TV, as well as Sabotage Times and Clash Music. He is also the co-founder of indie small publisher, Obliterati Press.”
Everything Falls Apart is a collection of nine short stories which focus on the potential truth of various realities, from death to materialistic greed. Nathan O’Hagan has transformed his words into a fantastic piece of literature that will leave the reader feeling a kaleidoscope of emotions. Readers will be left thinking about this book for a long time after finishing it.
Not all the stories within this collection were visceral or compassionate, there are ones that will make you laugh out loud (I nearly spat my tea out at one point). The writing of these stories in particular can be described as witty and just point blank hilarious. Nathan obviously has a fantastic talent for story-telling that will leave a huge impact on the reader. I would go as far as calling him a ‘chameleon’ of the writing world because he can clearly write an array of genres.
Also, visually, the book is fantastic; from the cover design by Rob Appleby to the formatting of the book itself, carried out by a fellow indie author M.W.Leeming. All in all this is a brilliant book, inside and out!
I would also like to add that I started reading this book last night at 7 and read it in one sitting, I could not put it down!
This has been my first indie genre read and I can tell you now that it will not be my last. One thing I struggle with is pushing myself out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading genres etc. But after reading this, how can I not explore more of what the reading and writing world has to offer! If you feel the same, this wonderfully written book is available to pre-order for your kindle now for it’s release on the 23rd of November!
I have below included links to two short stories of Nathan O’Hagan available on the internet for you to read today!