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Yes, yes.

My book made it to the desk in my absence. Note how I said my book made it to the desk. Not made the desk. My book is not a carpenter.

Anyway, I'd like to thank all the people what did that.



Manuscript partially uploaded.
Props to Bradley "She's Like The" Wind for the cover. Yo.

favourite books

Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
The Outsider - Albert Camus
Oh, The Places You'll Go! - Dr Seuss
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - Tom Robbins
To The White Sea - James Dickey
Pastoralia - George Saunders
A Perfect Spy - John Le Carre
The Book of Dave - Will Self

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The Baggage Carousel

Dave Ocelot

Nobody goes anywhere without baggage.

Dan Roberts has a troubled past, anger management issues and a backpack named after an abducted heiress. A chance encounter with a free-spirited Australian girl seems to give his solitary, nomadic life a new sense of direction.

But when she doesn't respond to his e-mails, the only direction he's heading is down...

"The Baggage Carousel" is a darkly humorous novel detailing one man's relentless pursuit of unhappiness and a £36 loan.


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Freddie Harte wrote 1 day ago

Cheers Dave and well done for entering into the hall of fame. Fredd....

MarkBeyer wrote 1 day ago

Hello Dave, I like the start of your book, and congratulations on it'....

Rob Reid wrote 3 days ago

Hi Dave, I’ll take your book off my shelf once I finish reading it....

ceejezoid wrote 4 days ago

Never been a fan of gammon, which is strange as I generally enjoy por....

Annabel Watkinson wrote 6 days ago

That's a kind thing to say. :) I thought the hair thing was funny.....

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I wrote 106 days ago

Hello Chris, Read the first eight chapters this afternoon. I have to say it wasn't as action-packed as I was expecting yet, in a way, that heightened the power. Like, in the confrontation with the people in the other car I was expecting fisticuffs but your refusal to go there was prudent. Beca... view book

I wrote 108 days ago

Hello Temulkar, I've had a day of trying to catch up on return reads owed but I keep getting sidetracked and reading books I do want to read rather than books I'm supposed to read. Yours is the latest case in point, I've been wanting to read it for yonks because "The Life and Death of Colonel Bl... view book

I wrote 108 days ago

Hello Charlotte, I've got a bit of time off so I've been trying to catch up on return reads. I boxed a couple off this afternoon no problem but then I had another tilt at some more this evening and...oof, not good, wasn't feeling them too much, no sir. Anyway, then I was rifling through the for... view book

I wrote 108 days ago

Hello Dave, Long, long overdue return read - very sorry about that. I read the first 5 chapters and now I have to go get my tea ready. But I think I can box this comment up fairly rapidly because I don't have much to offer in the way of critique and I am quite hungry. I made a few notes as I... view book

I wrote 108 days ago

Hello c. ross, Long, long, long overdue return read, very sorry about that. I read the first chapter and began by taking notes: "Charlie had seen it on the Tube." The capitalisation of this last word made me think you were on about underground trains here for a second, because I am an Englis... view book

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