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Checking in now and again for messages. I shall back work that fits my criteria for 'worthy of publication' (and I have success stories so I have a nose for this kind of thing).

'Gibbous Moon' now a Podcast (Podiobooks.com) and being listened to in 67 countries at the last count , read by the Author and featuring the music of 'Toad Fallout'.

"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."
Samuel Johnson

"Most manuscripts on this site are both good and original; but the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good. I look for the exceptions to that rule"

Now branching out into Film production.
and website design and build

favourite books

Eric Fenby - Song of Summer
Oscar Wilde - On entering America - " I have nothing to declare but my genius".
Anything by:- George Orwell
Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger - (but not Franny and Zooey)
Das Boot - Lothar-Gunther Buchheim
The Long Tail - Chris Anderson
Kenneth Williams Diaries

my websites

http://www.podiobooks.com/title/gibbous-moon     http://www.zadokinternationalfilms.com

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my books

Gibbous Moon

Michael Bannister

A teenager with a thirst for life, dying to learn as his grandfather is learning to die.

Michael lives with his grandma and grandad, attends Percy Grantham Grammar School, plays in the school rock band, 'Toad Fallout', and is a keen amateur astronomer. He just wants a normal life, to grow up fast , go to university, get married, be normal.

But his world is gradually falling apart.

Grandad is dying a slow, painful death. His girlfriend submits to anorexia and has to go into a hospital psychiatric wing to be "monitored". Father is an alcoholic who insists on wearing his vest and underpants to watch television and at every meal announces "What's this muck!". Aunty Joan is forty, suffers from Down's Syndrome but this doesn't seem to have impaired her sexual appetite.

Michael falls in love with a German exchange student and finds solace with her in Germany but we know it’s going to end in tears. Or is it?


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Andreea Daia wrote 85 days ago

Hi Michael– Would you be interested in a swap read? I write scienc....

Software wrote 143 days ago

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EBUE wrote 306 days ago

hello my dear' my name is JULLIET EBUE ,i saw your profile....

BeeJoy wrote 359 days ago

I really appreciate that Mick. Means a lot. Thanks again:)

E. M. Callan wrote 360 days ago

I'm not worthy :)) Thanks for the book backing -Emma

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I wrote 419 days ago

Hi Frederick, your writing style is very much like mine so of course I loved it!! Kind Regards, Mick Bannister (Gibbous Moon). view book

I wrote 510 days ago

Hi Kim, Normally I would not read this kind of manuscript/novel preferring non-fiction but variety is the spice of life so I had a look. I approach a manuscript in two ways – technical and story. Whether we like it or not, not matter how good the story, if the grammar and construct of the story i... view book

I wrote 528 days ago

Thank you Gary - most appreciated, Mick view book

I wrote 868 days ago

Thanks so much Kate - most appreciated. Mick I am just about to go on holiday but will take a look at youir manuscript on my return in about a week. view book

I wrote 874 days ago

I like this. Has a raw quality about it. On my watch list until I get time to read a bit more. view book

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