The “Messenger” has to find a way to deliver. Unable to drive as a result of his alcoholism, he uses various modes of transportation to get around. This leads to frequent encounters with the strange and interesting people that populate buses and trains and drive taxis of the unlicensed variety. Everyday and every delivery is a struggle to avoid being . . .
Most years, I think, are skippable. They suffer from this indescribable mundanity, this relentlessly oscillating day in day out. Those years you could summarise in a sentence or two. To say that 2014 was the best year of my life would be unfair to years 1997 through to 2013, and all the years that followed. But it was certainly the . . .
Welcome to Veron City, a paradise by the sea. Beneath its veneer of picturesque beaches, flashy homesteads, and beautiful people lies the seedy struggle of two families at odds to use Veron’s wealth for personal gain. Lucius Imada is a romantic, a transplant from the east coast who came for the promise of perfection, only to find the path . . .
Daniel is a 30-something computer programmer whose life has so far been a series of very fortunate events. His friends and family consider him to be lucky. To them, he just seems to sail through life. In fact, his nickname is “Lucky”. Well, Daniel’s luck is beginning to run out. His marriage is falling apart. His career is stalling. He . . .
Sixteen-year-old Eliza has just been picked up by police, placed in the foster care system and deposited in Hope House, a group home for troubled teens. Her comrades are drug addicts, truants, and juvenile delinquents but blue-haired Dean shows her that she isn’t so different from the rest of the teens she lives with. When Dean asks her to run . . .
Fate’s Janitors is a serialized web novel that takes the reader inside the mental health and addiction industry, the people who clean up after fate. A perennial student must complete a counseling internship at an outpatient mental health clinic. His supervisor, a recovering addict, and former outlaw biker, is less than thrilled about having an intern tagging along. The . . .
Liz Bahti wakes up half-dead from her latest alcoholic binge and declares it will be her last. She discovers that it’s not as easy as moving two thousand miles, shaving her head and rebuilding old friendships. Stalked by demons both human and mental, she learns that there’s just one crucial question she needs to answer: does she think she’s worth . . .
Jul 10, 2011: The opening chapter of Twelve Steps has a horrifying "scare you straight" scene – Liz wakes up half dead from alcohol poisoning in a strange apartment covered in several bodily fluids you would not want to wake up covered in. After recovery in hospital Liz has few options so accepts her father’s offer to go back to her old hometown to live under his strict guidelines. There’s also an issue of a suitcase of money which she mysteriously finds in her trashed apartment, brings with her, but surprisingly does not [more . . .]
Jul 13, 2016: ‘A Few Good Conversations’ is an excellent read for those who wish to dip into a realm of nostalgia that is embellished with dry humour and witticism. Here you will be led through by the strong discourse of a protagonist who is remarkably self aware. The journey is incredibly insightful, despite its path transpiring in a state of seemingly perpetual inebriation, as it touches on a complex array of themes ranging from poetic existentialism to the discovery and loss of genuine friendships, and the pursuit of hopeless dreams with admirable [more . . .]