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Going Back Paperback – May 24, 2013
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About the Author
Richard Watt was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1962. He has a degree in Linguistics from Edinburgh University, and has spent much of his working life in sales and IT. Richard's writing career took off when he became a regular contributor to the Prince George Citizen newspaper with his Dear Friends columns, written during the process of moving to the northern BC city in 2006. Since moving to Canada, Richard has had flash fiction accepted by 365 Tomorrows, and published his first full-length novel, Going Back, in June 2013. Richard is also a qualified soccer coach, and spends much of his time squinting into a low sun, shouting at teenagers. Readers of the Dear Friends letters will know that Richard has been married to Zoë since 1986. They have two boys and two cats.
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A good first novel. If you read Going Back, be patient. The first couple of chapters are pretty slow with a lot of description of Andrew's drive and of the airport which makes it difficult to get into the book. However, it's a good story with depth and a good plot and a lot happens in the long run.
The characters are all well developed. I like the way the chapters are dated and the sections note which character is the main focus. For some reason, though, I wasn't able to invest in the characters. It was always just a story I was reading and I didn't laugh or cry with the characters as I often find myself doing when I read.
There were times that I couldn't put the book down because I had to see what was going to happen next. There were other times that it was pretty slow and I found myself skipping paragraphs that didn't seem relevant to the story.
If you enjoy an interesting story with a lot of twists, I recommend Going Back.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This novel builds characters up in such a meticulous fashion that you immediately start to relate to each of them on a deeply personal level. The storyline has so many twists and turns in regards to the character interactions that you are left with a sense of wonderment and amazement.
Kudos to Mr. Watt on an exceptional 1st novel - I personally look forward to many more in the years to come.