UNSETTLING is a quirky, oddball, nerve-jangling account of a lifetime of unsettling events, which, they tell me, were brought about because I’m supposedly not quite sane, and they may very well be right.
There’s no fine literature in the book; if that’s your thing, it’s probably best you wander off and check out stuff by posh scribblers such as the dead-fab-and-groovy Quentin Crisp, Stephen Fry and John Updike.
If you do decide to take me on, be warned that I use very naughty words, a lot, and my printed thoughts might make you squirm a bit. If you are one of those delicate types, it’s probably best you eff off and read something by Enid Blyton. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
If you are still here, sit your arse down, get a grip, and prepare for a madcap sixty-year journey to nowhere in particular. When you’re done, drop by Twitter or my blog and tell me off.
Twitter me: @baythemoon
Incidentally, my real name is Tony Lockhart. I chose the pen name David Thomas because I was scared shitless of being mugged by people that I’d been, shall we say, less than complimentary about. So I decided to hide behind a pseudonym and chose the names David and Thomas; they are the first names of my kid brother. But now I couldn’t give a toss who knows who I am, although I had to leave the name on the book as it’s already out there.
A genuine review from my local paper:
David Thomas’s book, Unsettling, gives a fascinating insight of a journey of self-discovery...
...one thing is certain, right from the foreword this book has that indefinable special something that makes a good read hard to put down...
...David’s whirlwind life story is both enthralling and entertaining, with a mix of laugh out loud humour, frequent shocking behaviour, and heartbreaking sadness at the turn of a page.
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