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Pat Black

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Adventurer. Poet. Warrior. Moo-er.

I've got a gold medal off Authonomy. You can't take it away from me! Well, a site admin could. But not you.

Want to talk book deals? I'm all ears. And nose and teeth and tongue. I'm looking for representation.

favourite books

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Crow Road - Iain Banks
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Number9Dream - David Mitchell
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson

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Snarl

Pat Black

An unstoppable monster invades mainland Britain. Lunatics, drunks and idiots wonder what to do about it.


The fabled Beast of Barlingborough Bay. As seen on T-shirts, mugs and children’s colouring pads. It even has its own line of “beast baggie” condoms. But there’s a snag; it’s real. It’s 350ft tall. It eats everything and everyone. And it can’t be killed.

Rufus Farnan is a reporter in a sleepy seaside village given the scoop of a lifetime. As the Beast rampages from his beat towards London, he finds himself contending with the no less rampant egos and jealousies of the media industry – with an old flame and a more successful rival not the least of his worries.

Meanwhile in Downing Street, super-slick Prime Minister Stanton Preece doesn’t have his troubles to seek either. Paperwork to sign, foreigners to rail against and… damn it, he just can’t get decent cocaine anywhere.

Also in the capital, a shadowy terrorist organisation are seeking to contaminate the Houses of Parliament with an unknown biochemical substance....

Part monster movie, part political satire, this is a thrill ride of a novel for anyone who ever dreamed of seeing major British establishments literally torn apart... by the "feral beast" they warned us about.

 

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Kenneth Edward Lim wrote 2 days ago

Pat, How are things with you? I have "The North Korean" in full leng....

Tonia Marlowe wrote 17 days ago

Dearest Pat ... THANKS!!! Hugs Tonia x

Ferret wrote 17 days ago

Thank you very much for backing Zamorna. Best Ferret

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I wrote 53 days ago

Ah dude, that's appreciated, but no-one's interested in the Beast I'm afraid... I've had a fair pop. It's a no. Might stick the big guy on Kindle, let him amble around in there for a bit. view book

I wrote 834 days ago

Well... at least you got a reviewer who had actually read your material and knew what they were talking about. I think your concepts are right on the button for the digital age. Forge on. view book

I wrote 1017 days ago

I've got a soft spot for frogs, and I loved the "straight" fairy tale style you employ here - there's no post-modern Shrek-style clutter and pop culture references, which seemed refreshing despite some of the ancient things you are tapping into here. You've got a quest brewing for the brave Bastion ... view book

I wrote 1036 days ago

First off - terrific cover! More soon... view book

I wrote 1054 days ago

The first one is a terrific short story - great pay-off, not a little black humour, science gone awry, and one mean cat! Nice reference to the Country of the Blind too P view book

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