"One of our favourite guests of 2012. Thank you for making us all smile. Craig Stone had us in fits of laughter." The BBC Comedy Cafe.
"Aside from THE MAGUS I've never enjoyed a book about love as much." Matthew Hill. Author of The Folded Man.
"Incredible" Sonia Land. Sheil Land Associates.
"Reading this is something like having buckets of glitter and water dumped unexpectedly over your head, and then watching the resultant mix flowing down river - startling, disorienting, beautiful, surreal, twirling in random side pools and tangents, but ultimately all heading to the same destination." www.openingthebook.com
“This is a book that made me laugh so hard at times, I would literally throw my head back and drop my kindle because I was so amused by his sense of humor and his words.” Melissa Brown – The Indie Bookshelf.
“What the really great artists do is ......They're entirely themselves, they've got their own vision...and if it's authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings. Consider my nerve endings: felt.” Shazza
“I would not be surprised if, 50 years from now, Craig Stone ends up being considered one of the classic writers of our day. Much of his writing shows incredible depth of insight into human nature and relationships.” Regi McClain
"I couldn’t put this book down and was annoyed at any interruptions such as having to eat, go to the toilet or sleep. Craig’s second book, like his first (The Squirrel That Dreamt of Madness) has made it into my top ten, super duper, bestest books of all time. This book’s a keeper, and it gets five, eyeball burning, super novas.”
“I don’t recall ever reading a contemporary novel that made me both laugh aloud and feel deeply moved as did Life Knocks.” Sage Doyle
“Craig Stone is a master of metaphors. Life Knocks is a book that anybody who has felt a bit lost in life should read. Life is a rollercoaster, but we are not all the time at the bottom. Read this book. One of the most honest books telling a real story that I have ever read. Ever.” Cinta Garcia
“We have in Craig an intelligent, humorous, hopeful realist with an ability to render you a laughing mess on one page while pulling firmly on your emotional heart strings the next. He is someone who writes from deep within but based on spot on observations of himself, others and the experiences that ensue. I urge you to buy this book now because if you don't you're seriously in danger of missing out on one of the best independent writers out there today.” Rob Powell
BUDDING authors from three continents made the shortlist for the 2012 Dundee International Book Prize.
A dozen debut novels have made the penultimate stage of the competition.
A record-breaking 475 entries entered this year’s competition, which offers one debut novelist the chance to win a publishing deal with Cargo Publishing and £10,000 – the largest cash prize for unpublished work in the UK.
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The more Colossus Sosloss shuts himself off from the world, the more people knock on his door, hence, Life Knocks
Life Knocks is the story of a recluse, who finds himself forced to live with a lonely old man with boundary and mental health issues.
Life Knocks is a story of love lost and found, of light in dark places.
A story about discovering companionship in isolation.
The story confronts, challenges, evokes laughter, tears and, in parts, might offend...But then life never claimed to be Disney world.
Life Knocks is cheaper than a coffee and the Disney Princess Cinderella Flocked Chair which, according to Argos, is the perfect addition to any child’s bedroom or playroom.
Now, download and read this beautifully twisted book about love for yourself.