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andrew skaife

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first registered 11.06.10

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email: whitty2002@btinternet.com

Right...no, make that write...right? OK, or should that be okay?...Let's start again...things have changed around here. Last time, my first time, it was a very different environment. I was nervous, I'm still nervous so that hasn't changed but...wait...It was a forum for writers and writing and...no, that's the same so...yeah, that is one difference, I want to get published and...oh...still do...this is my second book. That is different. The first, of which this is the second, was the first one and this is the subsequent one and that is different!

Having established myself as the consummate self advertiser let me say this...be honest, be kind but honest...be kind and honest?...be kind?? Just be...where are all the bees? It's a question that I have(n't) asked a lot because the newsypapers talked about it a bit but now they've gone buzzingly quiet! Hmmmmm? Right? Or is that Write?

Like Evil Monkeys don't, I See all evil, I hear all evil, I speak all evil...but I'm a coward so I deny it all in front of the police!




favourite books


Tom Sharpe's "The Throwback,
Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native,
Conan-Doyle's short stories and books
Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow
Toni Morrison's Beloved
Frank Herbert's Dune Trilogy (I know there were more but let us not talk of them), ok, four wasn't so bad but hey!
george r r martin....

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my books

Snowbabies

Andrew Skaife

Raw ambition is writ large in books of mammon. Miraculous interference brews madness, leading to a comedy of terrors surrounding plans of mice and men!


Ol’Timer’s back, God in Earthly guise, with administrative cherub, ex-military heron and schizophrenic fox reluctantly in tow. There’s politics afoot and demonic activity vibrating on the air before Curtis rolls up with his all-knowing parrot and prostitute-cum-spy-cum-assassin for company.

Tarah smiles with a political rictus that blinds people, whilst an anonymous someone supports her from a distance. As a plan to storm the Whitehouse takes shape, with not a little help from sorcery, the Snowbabies move, in their visceral approach to the world at large, whilst the Igloominati swirl into place, attending the Last Supper of Americana.

Events scroll inexorably along a tapestry that was seemingly woven from the twisting threads of Creation and waits to be crushed in the maw of Armageddon, an end that will take place on the lawns of Washington DC.

Thing is…there’s a mysterious guy, DP, who keeps appearing to complicate things. Will Curtis be able to save the day? Will Theodore have the right information at the right time? Will Jeremiah (he of the someone) manipulate it all in his own favour? People = votes = power = £ = control = oh dear!

 

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I wrote 352 days ago

as a teacher of over fifteen years I am always glad to see a practiced and crafted hand putting out work that I am totally incapable of...your chosen audience is difficult to engage but I think you have the right balance of interesting story, excellent talent and concentrated undertsanding....glad t... view book

I wrote 352 days ago

This is wonderful, a very real work of literary fiction that rolls by with impressive speed and comfort. There is a dark reality to your observations of human nature (crowds and individuals) and your insights into the movements and motives of the mind are incessant. The relevance of levels of sanity... view book

I wrote 352 days ago

This is fantastic and of the highest quality. I think the word "malevolent" is the perfect ascription to the opening sequence and your excellent descriptive narrative voice carries the work brilliantly. The throb of the "stone" stanza is gripping. You certainly have a storyteller's skill and a cr... view book

I wrote 352 days ago

This is fantastic and of the highest quality. I think the word "malevolent" is the perfect ascription to the opening sequence and your excellent descriptive narrative voice carries the work brilliantly. The throb of the "stone" stanza is gripping. You certainly have a storyteller's skill and a cr... view book

I wrote 353 days ago

Good work here. At first sight I thought the format would not work but it moves the reading eye quickly and with ease, very enjoyable. I like the structure and the date leaps, with days left out, creates a reality of structure and life reflection that guves the whole an embedded truth. The timbre... view book

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