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Last Bus Home [Kindle Edition]

Robert Fowler
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This short story kindle book is taking a look at the different lives of teens on the streets today. It is a fiction short stories book about 2 teenagers who come from completely different backgrounds.

A chance meeting in a coffee shop begins an eventful evening for fifteen-year-old schoolboy Scott Williams. Dressed in full school uniform, and in town to buy a book, he finds himself accosted by a strange girl, dressed boyishly, with red flecks in her hair. Although they are the same age, she is far more streetwise than the naive Scott; her life almost the reverse of the boy’s.

Scott lives in an affluent area, with his parents and sister; Jet lives in a second floor flat with her alcoholic single mother. Scott is at a private school, Jet’s education is the streets she spends her nights walking.

For some inexplicable reason, instead of ignoring Jet and catching the next bus home, Scott allows the girl to manipulate him into missing it. As the evening becomes more bizarre, he becomes mesmerized by the world she inhabits. Sadly the evening will have tragic consequences for both of them.

Please Note: This book contains some strong language, it is relative to the story line, but may/could offend.


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About the Author

Robert Fowler was born in June 1954 in Bethnal Green, London, to an English father and an Italian mother. He left school at fifteen with GCE Maths, English and History. His first job was working in a warehouse that sold plumbing and heating supplies. He still remains in the industry today, running his own company which he started in 1988. He lives and works in Hertfordshire and is married with one daughter.

Product Details

  • File Size: 261 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: NewNet Media; 1 edition (December 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DGFCEPA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly realistic July 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Scott Williams, private school boy from a reasonably well-to-do family, couldn't have predicted the outcome of his innocent trip to town to buy a book for school. Unable to find the one he wants, he goes into a cafe to get a drink and something to eat with the twenty pounds which his mother has given him.

Imagine his surprise, when a strange but - to him - beautiful street girl called Jet demands he buy her a drink and then eats his cake while his back is turned. Jet is utterly fascinating to fifteen-year old Scott, who is both attracted to her, but also repelled by her - what is to him - lack of morality and ethics. Jet, the same age as Scott, is a shop-lifter and already, sadly an apprentice prostitute.

Robert Fowler's work is well-written, sensitive and his characters finely drawn. Scott and Jet are people you might want to shake until their teeth rattle for their behaviour, but they are also children in whom one cannot resist investing care. The outcome is definitely not what a reader would have hoped for, but is not unexpected, bearing in mind the lives of the protagonists.

A superb piece of writing and I hope to read a full length novel by this author in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars LAST BUS HOME June 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Short story about two young people from totally different backgrounds living different lifestyles. Scott comes from a more secure home, while Jet does not have a good home life. These two meet and as is often the case polar opposites attract. Instead of going home he spends more time with Jet. Unlike him her use of language is colourful to say the least.

A well written story from this author giving us a slice of life that's smacks of realism. I liked both Scott and Jet, they were interesting and diverse. I liked that these two met and even though they spent a short time together they had a connection thst was well written.
Be prepared though this is not sweetness and light.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A little slow moving February 20, 2014
By Leah
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This book was good however I felt it dragged on and on and on. The ending does not fit the mellow feel of the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars book February 9, 2014
By Coit
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It was OK. Nothing earth shattering. Good story with interesting insight. I learned from it. I have enjoyed other books better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great and suspenseful book. December 26, 2013
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This book was a very good book to read. I loved the story line and the two characters contrast made this book very exciting to read. Great novel and it is definitely recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Last Bus Home - Don't spill the beans... December 12, 2013
By Rick
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Another engaging story by Robert Fowler that kept me reading till the end. It was almost like Jack and the Beanstalk who left home with money (instead of beans) to go into town. Then of course the story took on a direction of it's own. I thought Jet was totally cool, even though her path led her to a place she didn't want to go.

I totally agree with another review that was left suggesting Robert invest in a full blown novel. Not to say this wasn't a good read, it really was. However with this level of visionary writing skill I would enjoy a full blown novel with another engaging story like his other releases.
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More About the Author

Robert Fowler fiction author of historical fiction, romance and romantic suspense novels and short stories. Born in June 1954 in Bethnal Green, London, to an English father and an Italian mother. I live and work in Hertfordshire and I'm married with one daughter.

I left school at fifteen with GCE Maths, English and History.
My first job was working in a warehouse that sold plumbing and heating supplies. I still remain in the industry today, running my own company which I started in 1988.

Over the years I've had four operations on my hips. The medical name for my condition is Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of arthitis. This Arthritis affects the spine, pelvis, knee and other joints. It will stiffen your shoulders, restrict your neck movements and can cause problems with your eyes and breathing.

I have also been a football manager for over 20 years, you become therapist, bank manager, marriage guidance, job finder and counsellor. What inspired me to start writing was when I wrote about having to stop playing football at 24, because I had early arthritis. My body began to be riddled with it, and my hip was replaced when I was 25. I went through a bad time and I found writing down all the thoughts that were going through my head at the time, made it a bit easier to deal with. It was written by me for me, not to tell the world; it was to help allow me to understand that my life was not over at 25.

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