- Paperback: 218 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouseUK (22 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481775618
- ISBN-13: 978-1481775618
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,164,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Trainspotter's Guide to Other Earths Paperback – 22 Jul 2013
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About the Author
Hello and welcome. Write a biog they say! Now there is a challenge. Stories books even articles are easy to do as they are held at a distance, admittedly short but still distant. A 'biog' that is another thing altogether. Why anyone would want to read about the writer I can't envisage, writers lives are really rather boring, it is the tales they tell that have such wonderful abilities. I am often told that fateful sentence, 'I could be a writer' or 'I would like to write a book' To these people I always say do it, write it, it does not matter whether it is a good book or a bad one, because it is your book, well it is until you contact a publisher, then that all changes. At roughly fourteen years of age I was carted off to Bangor for an excruciating length of in-depth testing, where they discovered that I was severely dyslexic and reasonably intelligent. The first was new to me, the latter something I had naturally known, but it did explain why I could not write. Then along came the computer and thanks to a good friend I acquired one, and that was the start of a long long road. Just to put things in place, let me point out that the computer in question was made by Amstrad and it had no, yes I said no, hard drive. In fact it used five and a quarter floppy disks and had the processing power of about 56 K. Now that sounds shocking these days but consider that 56K was about what N.A.S.A had when they put a man on the moon. Back to a biog. To my readers I would like to say that I hope you enjoy my work, because for me to say anything else would be a lie, as is clearly shown by the fact that I place my work out there amongst you, obviously I want it to be read, but more importantly to be entertaining for you the reader. The more you write the more you open yourself up for criticism, but also the more you learn and the better your writing becomes. Writers call this learning the 'craft' or developing it. In my case as with
Top Customer Reviews
If you liked the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy then you should love this book.
It's a very different book to Hitchhikers but has that strange emotive feel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The story is of a dedicated Trainspotter, a bit of a geek who hangs out at train stations noting train’s makes, models and I.D. numbers. (I did some research and there actually are trainspotters in England much like we have airplane spotter’s state side.) Anyway, the spotter has no concept he is special until his is dragged through many alternate dimensions by an ‘Alien She’ in order to battle a world devouring evil.
Well, that is putting it in a nutshell, but it is far from being that simple. This is a delightfully humorous romp through imaginative settings with an engaging character at the helm. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys wit and sarcasm with a healthy dose of wisdom thrown in.
This naive loving geek finds himself caught up in this strange world,that no longer belongs to him.He is mocked and scorned at until the alien "She" comes to the rescue. Extremely enjoyable book you"d want to read over and over again.