I’m not sure if I’ve already said it, but I love indies, authors and publishers. My first book post was received from an indie author, when I was a mere two week old blogger with one post published. That indie was Nathan O’Hagan, who threw out a tweet requesting book bloggers to review his book. I was one of those lucky bloggers. I was, and am so grateful that he took a leap of faith! Nathan provided me with a copy of his most recent short story collections called Everything Falls Apart, which was published on the 23rd of November 2018, you can purchase in both paperback and e-book formats. Not only did I absolutely love this book but it also gave me the confidence to write that review and keep going.
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 the day it arrived in the post and I devoured it in one sitting, 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!
Nathan also has other works , including The World Is (Not) A Cold Dark Place, Out of The City and Purge.
I have below included links to two short stories of Nathan O’Hagan available on the internet for you to read today!
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