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Escaping Reality Kindle Edition

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From the Author

This is a fugitive story, laced with naughty bits, but much is authentically researched. All the places and landscape descriptions are real even if the characters are fictional. You will know them though. The criminal society portrayed exists under different names. I suspect you know that too.

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The squashed nose on a wet pavement, followed by a brutal yet comic internment lead our hero to a gut-wrenching escape. A dangerous winter trek across the Northumberland Moors, even with a shocking surprising amorous interlude to raise the temperature a little, helps our criminal to survive however he can in the backstreets of Cumbrian towns. But he can't just hide, he has to find out who is after him and what he discovers is more than is good for him.

Keeping just in front of a devious assassin, his frequently changed identity crosses to Amsterdam where he gets his friends into trouble. Can he find out what is really going on? Can you find out before him? The clues are all here.

From M. Kenyon Cherboneaux US ezine editor

...another grand joyride of a read...
wondrously funny sex scenes, great conversations full of patented Nelder quips.
...typical Nelder twisted humour, complex and intriguing plan and wonderful writing...
...hell of a twister of a mystery.
Escaping Reality is more complicated than it looks at first glance. It'll keep you guessing, sometimes cringing for poor Gerry, and always laughing from start to finish.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 782 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adventure Books of Seattle; Third edition (20 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CWOU3YK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,077,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Escaping Reality" is exactly what you'll do when reading Geoff Nelder's debut crime novel. Your everyday, nine-to-five job life will become pretty attractive once you're confronted with all the crazy stuff that can completely screw up a person's life.
But it's more than simply a crime novel. The story drops you in the gruel and misery of Gerry Rickett's life, a wrongfully excused musician trying to clear his name by finding out the truth while staying out of the hands of as well the police as the real bad guys. Geoff Nelder has written what is essentially a road movie, combining suspense and humour to create a story that will crawl under your skin. And it takes you where no sane man would dare venture: Holland.
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ESCAPING REALITY - GEOFF NELDER
If you like your prison escape stories written with ironic humour, your international jewel theft books full of quirky musicians and your librarians sexy, this is the book for you. If you're never considered any of these apparently jarring concepts, now's your chance. Ostensibly a straightforward "I've been framed and I'll prove it" novel, Escaping Reality itself escapes reality and turns into a tour-de-force of plot-twisting, fell-walking, identity-hiding computer-hacking riotous turmoil. As a stiff-necked literary critic might say, it also underlines the existential meretriciousness of solipcism. The rest of us might just say that it reaffirms the fact that we are all, ultimately, on our own. But don't let that get you down - the protagonist (he's no hero!) triumphs, gets his own back to some extent and even manages to have a surprising amount of naughty stuff on the way.
The book reads as if it has two parts - the opening mystery/who-dun-it set-up during which you think "That's couldn't have happened" and "That's just unlikely" and the second half - more of a thriller - in which you see that "Ah! THAT'S how it happened" and "Of course, that makes sense", all laced with quips, humour and an acceptance that bicycles sometimes have minds of their own. The action takes in prison life, what it's like to be a jobbing musician, good cops, bad cops and atmospheric, detail-drenched settings in Cumbria and non-tourist Amsterdam. Any more would give it away, and the plot deserves to be discovered as you read (and re-read, because you just won't get all the darker and complex undertones first time around).
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This book is incredible! I AM Wendy, the lusty busty librarian. Maybe Geoff Nelder has seen me in one of the libraries I work in. Hi Geoff have you been stamped in Edinburgh or Glasgow recently? He he. OK so, the Wendy in the book is a bit of a slapper unlike me, but her life, wit and erm desires are just me. And it's so cool to find a book that doesn't relegate librarians to dour sad wimps shushing readers all day. On a more literary note, I really liked the way the pace of the book changes, especially leaving the reader breathless in the last third leading to a clever denouement. More sex in the sequel, Geoff please.
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Musicians and librarians will never be the same again!
Geoff's book finds and sustains a blistering pace from start to finish.
The dash across open countryside reminds me of passages Gash used in a number of Lovejoy books... in fact, there are certain similarities with Geoff Nelder's protagonist and Gash's (original) Lovejoy (not the horrible sanitised TV version!)
This is an entertaining, enjoyable book. Please buy it. And then go and study your local librarian!
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This is a sneaky book, Geoff Nelder. It masquerades as an escapist adventure book, a boys�Eown story with a dash of sex; like that Liverpool reader says �Ea road book that should be a movie. But there are subtleties that lure the reader into deeper undertones, of plot twists, cunning subtexts and a rollercoaster of emotions. Women, don't be put off by the macho cover art, this book is for us too.
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