It appears an ever younger readership is attracted to my new book, “The Man Who Missed the Boat” as exhibited by the thorough and unrelenting inspection of syntax and grammar being undertaken by a five month old literary critic otherwise known as my grandson, recently photographed engaging with the novel.
No doubt, as his mother battled with pressing household tasks, our young hero sought escape from boredom and selected a random novel to help pass the time. As yet his extended review is not available, although some notable comments in the form of gurgling and hand waving are with the baby translation services awaiting scripting into comments more intelligible to older and more tired minds .
That being said, some of his initial responses have been made available and read as follows. “This book does not taste nice.” and “The picture on the cover looks nothing like my granddad: he needs to be quite a lot fatter.” are two of the strikingly accurate observations leaked by translators to a bewildered public and we look forward to the full rendition of his freshly minted opinions on this, one of the first books which has come to his attention.
We hope that he will not be alone in expressing an interest in the book and that, unlike my grandson, many of you find the book does taste good, or at least is to your taste. That is my hope.
If you read it and review it, be assured waves of gratitude will flow towards you from myself and all the curious characters who find voice in that exotic place otherwise known as my imagination.
A link to the book is situated on the right side of this Blog and a simple click will transport you to Amazonia were a wealth of reading awaits those who seek entertainment.