by Anthony Caleshu
List of ingredients: sexually deviant behaviour, fifties superstar, 48 year old child with stunted growth. In this gross and audacious tale, Churchtown builds up to an apocalyptic climax.
by John Karter
Piers Black, ‘revered by men and universally desired by women, a legend in his own Armani suit,’ has a message to deliver. Inspired by Kahlil Gibran’s cult philosophical work, The Profit is a parable for our times, exposing the uncompromising worldview of an international tycoon, whose gross lack of conscience at times gives way to humane insights into the 'me society’.
"John Karter's book (The Profit) is a timely satire of the modern financial world"
The Financial Times
by Rowena Macdonald and others
A collection of modern short stories from around
by Effie Gray
Briege is a loner, preferring the company of the friends that she finds in rock pools. She listens and is able to pick the perfect name for each rock pool creature that she meets, as if they are `whispering' to her. She draws them, she befriends them, she captures their essence.Then Briege meets George, the man who is living in the next caravan to her. She is intrigued, he is consumed by grief and "during their short meeting, she had been unable to meet him at all". Beautiful. This is an accessible read, with crafted characters who explore loss, loneliness, difference and hope. Selling Light contains a strong female lead, superhero analogy and lighthouses, three of the things I like best in the world. This quirky, fresh, lyrical story was always going to be a winner with me.
Caroline Smailes, Author of Like Bees to Honey
A fascinating and beautifully told tale, one that lives up to Roast Books’ promise of delivering quality short works of fiction that are “easily digestible, instantly gratifying and, of course, extremely tasty little reads.
Selling Light is a beautifully written story…
a modern day fairytale full of imagination.
by Leonore Schick
At once perfect and completely original…Schick’s unique and refreshing style is something to savour…a perceptive and sympathetic exploration of human nature. The cover promises it will be a tasty little read, and tasty it was, a pleasure to curl up with and certainly one to recommend‘ Cherwell Book Review. 1/02/09
A quirky story about growing up, making friendships and learning
about oneself Lovereading.com
The Cloverleaf Development
by Keith Scales
That is exactly what I needed this weekend, something relatively short but so well-written that I could lose myself in it for an hour or two at a time, and I was lucky enough to throw "The Cloverleaf Development" into my luggage at the last second Friday afternoon before I left for a quick out-of-town trip. "The Cloverleaf Development," written by Keith Scales, is a tongue-in-cheek novella of 130 pages that kept me thoroughly entertained and intrigued for the two or so hours of reading time it requires. Mr. Scales has created a surrealistic little world in which an isolated rural area is about to have its world rocked by a new housing development, complete with major changes to the roads in the area, being built just a short distance away.
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