- File Size: 181 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Publisher: Ian Little (August 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008WA9NYY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,389,409 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Texting Orwell Kindle Edition
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If you like British humor and milk chocolate, and if you enjoy a quirky love story between two unlikely people, then "Texting Orwell" is definitely worth a read. Ian Little has written a fun, entertaining tale. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Little's talented pen.
Daniel is a warm, funny protagonist who delivers parcels. His satnav/gps, Deathwish, seems to have adamant, sometimes dangerous, ideas about directions (don't they all) which are summarily ignored.
I hope Ian Little keeps writing. He has eclectic knowledge and occasionally alluded to things which made me either "aha" or google. I like learning or knowing I have learned something so this added to the appeal though it didn't overshadow a clever, delightful story.
I'm usually not a fan of romance but thought I'd give it a shot and I gotta say I looked forward each day to continuing with the story. It's a very quick and funny read (about 60 pages). I certainly hope Ian Little continues writing and look forward to his next book (maybe full length??).
I recommend it to anyone looking for a fast and fun read. It does help if you like british humour :)
The writing style reminds me of those old cartoons where the characters are mostly silent, but there's a narrator telling you each and everything that's happening on the screen. For a full-length novel, that would be extremely annoying, but I think it kind of worked for this novella. However, if you have a strong dislike for "telling" versus showing, this won't be the story for you. It's also very British. Not that that's a bad thing, but there were quite a few times where I had to re-read in order to understand what was meant. What could have been an extremely humorous and cute tale, ultimately fell flat for me.
Unknown to Daniel, Debbie is also shy and she also likes Daniel a lot. Can the couple overcome their shyness and reveal to each other their true feelings?
This is a true to life, simple story that not a lot happens in, like real life sometimes. The story does keep the reader entertained in that will they won't they kind of a way.
The only thing that I did not like about this book is I personally thought that there was far too much toilet humour and too much detail about toilet issues, when I would have much rather have been concentrating on the characters and their relationship developing. (Than their bowel movements) Also snot is NOT for me either, just too much information for me. This is just my personal opinion and I am sure that many readers would find this funny, but to me it I was just over used once or twice would have been enough and in such a short Novella like this it can end up dominating and taking over the story, which is a shame because it was a nice idea for a story.
En brief: Texting Orwell follows the budding romance of Daniel and Debbie, just two ordinary people of Dedbridge.
Now, I don't want to mislead you, when I say romance, I'm not talking about fifty shades of romance, I'm talking psychologically stable, mature adults who find themselves attracted to one another, yet are experiencing the crippling anxiety of having to compose the perfect text to a person with whom they'd really like to share tea and McVities digestives.
Little is a nice break from the trilogy-money-hungry-serial-novelists and also the art-nouveau-beatnik-blank-space-poets. He gives the world what it needs: a beautiful story that holds normalcy on a pedestal.
Little has a wonderful grasp of language and form, and this novella has left me eager for more.
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