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40 year old father of four. Native of north west England - The Wirral - with Irish background.
Now living and working in Sweden with an understanding wife who lets me scribble in the quiet moments.

I ignore spam and try to return reads.

Cover designed by the one and only Bradley Wind.

Dropping Babies is complete at 80,000. About half of it is uploaded.

Private contact - jpodonnell1407AThotmail.com

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Flann O'Brien.
Douglas Adams.
├ůsa Larsson.
Sebastian Barry.

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I wrote 823 days ago

My impressions David, for what they are worth. This is 'haute cuisine' writing that stimulates the reader in many ways, satisfying on an intellectual, emotional and sensual level. The problem with reading straight from the screen is the nakedness of the narrative; with a book in your hand, an illus... view book

I wrote 824 days ago

Very enjoyable read Benedict. It's seamless prose, well-polished presentation and above all else some very engaging, fresh characters. That's all about reading as a writer but I was swiftly enjoying this as a reader; the humour and immediacy of the MC drew me in and kept me engaged. No mistakes spo... view book

I wrote 825 days ago

How's the form Joseph. Glad i found this-via Chris Carr's shelf. Scanning the comments this is dividing people into the 'loved it' or 'left cold' groups. I'm more in the former as the subject matter is fascinating and the psychological depth of the narrative satisfies my interest. The writing is tig... view book

I wrote 825 days ago

One word and that is-Sweeping. This has a majestic feel to it, completely assured voice, and statesman-like authority. Clearly impeccably researched and pitched as authentically as it could be whilst underlaced with narrative charm, tension and oh-my romance. And all starting on St Patrick's Day! B... view book

I wrote 825 days ago

Chaps 1-2. Engaging enough and plenty of depth under what at first glance seems quite a thin remit i.e the importance of taking part, not just winning. Dialogue in the second chapter-between MC and Barry started to sound too long and perfect-as if it was written on a guidance pamphlet-too well-me... view book

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