A Listening Thing by William Michaelian
Every word, sentence, paragraph and chapter neatly flows on, one after the other.
Deceptively simple, the story concerns Stephen Monroe; an every man’s every man. The message is deep and the title profound. But there are plenty of comic observations to make the reader smile. Especially the description of tail-gating and a cigar chomping old boy admiring the pretty women as he drives along. Situations every motorist will recognise. Sentences that are memorable: ‘I had an affair with my toaster’ and a fantastic scene involving an oak tree.
A wise and generous novel I suspect I will be re-reading again in the near future. It’s worth the cover price for William’s advice to aspiring young writers alone – advice that is also very useful for middle-aged and elderly writers too.
You can buy the book by following the links on William’s website at www.william-michaelian.com