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Forever After (a dark fantasy comedy) [Kindle Edition]

David Jester
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Forever After follows Michael Holland, a grim reaper in a grim town. An embittered and melancholic man who struggles to grasp the purpose of his own existence, or lack thereof. He is a minuscule cog in a monumental machine and knows less of his role than those surrounding him -- from his boss, the mighty Angel of Death, to his friend and flatmate Chip: a grubby midget tooth fairy with an addiction to pot and procrastination.

Brittleside is a dank, dark and decrepit town, and Michael Holland is its reluctant reaper. From dealing with the drunks, the druggies and the wasters, to tracking an escaped demon who believes he is Santa Claus; Forever After follows his escapades over four dark and humorous tales.

A paranormal and comic romp through a fantasy world where the mythical, the fantastical, the insane and the typical combine. A mix of dystopia and comedy, if the works of Philip K. Dick and Terry Pratchett were to ever procreate, Forever After would be the bastard child of their creative communion.

The opening novel to the Forever After series.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2220 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Compulsion Books; 1st edition (26 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Jester is the pseudonym of a novelist and short story writer living in the North East of England. Author of several comedy and horror titles including the best selling comedy An Idiot in Love and the Forever After series.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing piece of fiction 5 Jan. 2013
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I have read the two other books by David Jester and thoroughly enjoyed both. I was not ready for what i was about to read and my god what an amazing surprise and change in direction. Dark as a pot hole and funny in side splitting way. If I was to describe this by comparison to another author it would have to be Douglas Adams in the unique way this fantasy is written. If you liked anything by Douglas Adams you are in for a real treat here. It provides all you need in a fantasy book uniqueness and seeing the world through new eyes. Its will remain one of the books i will return to read over and over again. I read it all night and kept turning page after page when i should have been turning the light off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 1 Jan. 2013
By Ian H
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I really enjoyed this book and thought it to be a groundbreaking piece of fiction that sets the precedent for uncompromising, witty thrillers. The author narrates beautifully and very artfully tells the story of a complex central character, Michael, who does the right things for what he believes are the right reasons.

I loved the way author brings characters crisply to life by giving them great dialogues, with vivid description of the environment and ambience, all of which intensifies the drama that unfolds with each turn of the page. With a tantalising plot line, this four part story is guaranteed to entertain everyone. The book also has a snippet from author's other book, which is bound to be equally entertaining (so I'm off to purchase that next).

As for this book and to summarise - it is a compelling and imaginative mix of paranormal and witty plot, written with verve and style which makes the book a must read. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable 27 Feb. 2013
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didnt get in to it straight away but enough to keep going. once i had understood what it was about it was really good
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forever After - A brilliantly grim comedy 16 Jan. 2013
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Forever After comprises of a surreal protagonist in which the reader gets the opportunity to follow round `Grim' himself. Having grown up with similar plot lines, such as the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and other such television and also enjoying this sort of genre, I found this an absolute delight to read.
I will definitely be buying more of these novels as the author creates a believable atmosphere of reality within this piece of fantasy, through the use of black comedy. His comedic timing is impeccable and I found myself rationing this book.

Full Five out of Five!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit! 10 Jan. 2013
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I loved the last release by the author (An Idiot in Love) so I didn't waste time in buying this as soon as I saw it.

There was so much more in this that I loved. The story was darker, but in a good way. It draws you into the bitter mind of the protagonist and lures you into his filthy and intriguing world. There is a lot of humour as well, most of which comes from his disgusting friend Chip, a nasty little fiend who works as a tooth fairy and smokes dope all day.

As much as I loved the last one, this was better. For any fans of An idiot in Love, or any Fantasy or Humour for that matter, you'll love this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read 9 Jan. 2013
By Mike D
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This is another brilliant novel by someone who will surely be, and one sincerely hopes so, the breakthrough writer of 2013. In Forever After, the author shows us his darkly humourous, fantastically creative and uniquely visionary side. The characters are developed very well, the scene setting so vivid you can't help but be transported right next to the characters and the story is fast and never dwindles, you'll soon find yourself half way through the book without knowing it. Three books now I've read by this author, all absolute crackers and each so diverse it just shows what a talented writer David is. I'm looking forward to many more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 5 Jan. 2013
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The plot is amazing. The characters feel so real. The comedy is side splitting. A few spelling mistakes or repetition of words e.g. and and i said. Other that, an outstanding book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a read 29 Dec. 2012
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I love comedy and really appreciate a good fantasy. This is excellent on both fronts! Its well written with a great depth and loveable characters. It has an excellent plot (running through 4 separate stories) that doesn't hold back and a great splash of humor throughout.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars British dark humour at its best.
Sometimes you see a mass of five star reviews and wonder is it really 'all that. This book is. Quirky, dark and very funny. So glad I downloaded this. Read more
Published 4 months ago by H Cashin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 months ago by yvonne
3.0 out of 5 stars entertaining and enjoyable
A very different take on reapers, Forever After is an entertaining read.

I grew to love Michael, and his friends. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Sarah Fae Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Jester does it again
I've become quite a fan of David Jester and this book confirms my belief in his talent.
The book follows the trials and tribulations of a reaper, who roams the slums picking... Read more
Published 15 months ago by timB
4.0 out of 5 stars Are we sitting comfortably?
Have to say that while I like stories with these kind of super natural beings, due to the Twilight books they all tend to be written for teenage girls but this was in a whole... Read more
Published on 14 May 2013 by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Twisted and Funny.
A twisted little novel about a grim reaper and his odd little friends, as they collect the souls of the dead from the desolate streets of Brittleside -- the worst town in the... Read more
Published on 20 Feb. 2013 by Steve
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but tails off
This started off really well. It was an interesting concept, and very comical throughout. However the episodic nature of it led to the thread really being lost, to the extent that... Read more
Published on 13 Feb. 2013 by djf
3.0 out of 5 stars an intresting concept
a good begining but the story ran out of steam, characters were a bit flat and not very captivating, I found I didn't really care what happened to the hero.
Published on 13 Feb. 2013 by joanne sykes
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny
I happened upon this book by accident but thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very funny but sad i places too. Looking forward to book two.
Published on 7 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
This is right up my street, very funny and well written. Can't wait for the next installment. Would certainly recommend
Published on 4 Feb. 2013 by Kim Russell
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