'...a top novel...' --Paddington and Westminster Times, March 2010
'...a flare of teenage realism mixed with slang, palpable dialogue and interesting characters...' and 'Everyone will be able to relate to some aspect of the flawed personalities.' --Hot Gossip, Hot Reviews, February 2010
'...a compelling dialogue and impressive depth of character development...a slightly surreal rites-of-passage...I particularly enjoyed the boys' relationships with the girls, which felt suitably confused and hormonal.'
--H. Davis, Freelance Script Reader, October 2010'Wow! What a read! This is a superb book with everything thrown into the melting pot! Romance, drugs, crime, teenage angst and social commentary are cleverly interwoven to produce a superb book. The reader will want to read it in one sitting.' -- Self Publishing Magazine, July 2011
About the Author
Brendon Lancaster lives in London, married with two daughters. He grew up in the Paddington/Notting Hill area. 'Hoodie' is Brendon's first novel. He was prompted to write it because after spending 25 years in steady, albeit moderately successful, civil service employment he felt it was time to stretch his creative potential. His relatively newfound passion for writing reflects his long held desire (identified at an early age) of finding a way of getting paid to daydream. He is currently working on a second novel. Brendon is keen to emphasise that 'Hoodie' is entirely fictional and any characters or events are purely the product of his imagination. He is proud, however, to admit to - like 'Hoodie' - having simian lines on both of his palms - a rare genetic abnormality shared by drug addicts, mass murderers, scientific researches and religious fanatics (and, by sheer coincidence, Tony Blair). Brendon has shown no sign of possessing any of these traits. Yet.