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

"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.
http://www.zadokinternationalfilms.com
and website design and build
http://www.wixpal.com

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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Software wrote 41 days ago

Dear Michael, As a valued supporter of Doghouse Blues, you may be ....

EBUE wrote 204 days ago

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

BeeJoy wrote 257 days ago

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

E. M. Callan wrote 258 days ago

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

CrazyChick wrote 258 days ago

Many thanks for backing Due Process. will take a look at Gibbous Moo....

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I wrote 285 days ago

Why didn't I see this earlier - it is quite brilliant! view book

I wrote 316 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 408 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 426 days ago

Thank you Gary - most appreciated, Mick view book

I wrote 765 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

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